Former journalist turned presenter, turned content creator and campaigner, Molly Forbes has appeared as a host on Channel 4’s Naked Beach, regularly presents events around confidence and body image, and has spoken about the subject on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Sky Sunrise, Radio 1 Newsbeat and various local radio stations and podcasts.
As a 36-year-old mum of two girls, Molly decided early on in motherhood that she wanted to ditch the diets, but it proved easier said than done. Working as a radio presenter in an appearance-obsessed showbiz industry, Molly often found herself comparing her body to the celebrities she was writing and talking about.
The lightbulb moment came when her eldest daughter asked her why she was weighing spinach and Molly realised there was no rational answer. And so she decided to work on changing her mindset instead of her body. Now, Molly devotes her work to helping others make friends with their body too. And she’s never weighed spinach again.
Molly works as a campaigner, spearheading the #FreeFromDiets movement, a campaign to end diet marketing around schools and children’s clubs. She also co-hosts Body Cons, a hit podcast on the subject of body image and mental health, and runs an Instagram account dedicated to these issues too. She’s also in demand to speak regularly about these topics in the media, as well as at public events, on panels, in workshops and at conferences and festivals.
Molly is currently working on her first non-fiction title.