World Mental Health Day mannequin visits Rogan’s Books in Bedford this weekend

Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown is bringing a fashion show with a difference to Bedford town centre for World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October, promoting positive body image and acceptance.

Stemming from her struggles with an eating disorder, Hannah is hoping to instill messages of confidence, pride and admiration as she takes her message far and wide, reaching the far corners of the borough.

On pieces of fabric, members of the public, together with service providers have been writing their messages of what it means to be confident and proud of their bodies in the face of rising levels of anxiety and low self-esteem, attaching them onto a mannequin.

Hannah will be taking her mannequin around the town in the lead up to the fashion show and will be at Rogan’s Books on Saturday 5 October where she and Rachael would love to see you, adding your own message of body confidence.

Over the course of the next few weeks, these fabric squares will be made into garments of clothing ready to be strutted down the Bedford Harper Centre catwalk in a true celebration of positivity.

As part of my recovery, I wanted to start raising awareness of some of the themes closely associated with this debilitating illness; self-esteem and body image being two examples,” said Hannah. 

“These stunning items of clothing are going to be such a glorious celebration. The fashion show is going to be just incredible and I am so humbled for all the interest and support the community of Bedford have already shown.”

There are other ways that you can get involved or book a visit with Hannah and her project, to find out more please email hbsouthland@gmail.comor you can find her details at:

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