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Sofie Hagen, Rosacea, Party Bags

Danish comedian and podcaster Sofie Hagen challenges what she sees as endemic fatphobia in our society. We explore the chronic skin condition, Rosacea.

Danish comedian and podcaster Sofie Hagen challenges what she sees as endemic fatphobia in our society. In her new book, Happy Fat, Sofie shares how she found a true acceptance of her body and offers practical tips to those who are still struggling with a world that wants you to be smaller.

Rosacea is a little known chronic skin condition. We hear from a blogger who lives with the condition and from consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth who talks about the treatment options and long term management of Rosacea.

This week we’re marking the election of the UK’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. We hear form listeners about life in 1979. What were the opportunities open to women and what of the attitudes many still faced?

Plastic whistles, stretchy men, pencils with rubber toppers, bubbles, balloons and sweets – How do you fill your goody bags for your child’s party? Are you totally anti the concept of handing out obligatory plastic tat … or do you go down the right-on environmental route with a sock filled with a bag of seeds, an educational book or a sugar-free cake mix? Jane speaks to Lucy Parsons mother of two who despairs over party bags and Isabel Thomas, a children’s science writer with three children who is taking steps to change the throw-away culture of children’s parties.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewed guest: Sofie Hagen
Interviewed guest: Lex Gillies
Interviewed guest: Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Interviewed guest: Lucy Parsons
Interviewed guest: Isabel Thomas
Reporter: Henrietta Harrison
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

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