All that stuff about thigh gaps, and all that stupid shit like that that’s emblematic of the pressures young women are under even more than when I was young. I can say fuck the thigh gap, and people go, oh, maybe that is okay, then. Even just to have one contrary voice in that sea of voices telling them to be thinner, or they’ve got to have perfect flawless skin and have no body-hair or no-one will date them, I wasted so much time when I was younger worrying about fat legs. Fuck it. It’s bollocks.
Louise Brealey, The Herald Interview