Meet Em Clarkson: The body confidence campaigner who is absolutely nothing like her dad
And she’s pregnant!!!
I’ll say it once in public – Jeremy Clarkson’s opinions are shit, and I’m sick of people giving him airtime.
His daughter, however, is the feminist legend we all need in our lives, and she’s someone I’d really like to hone in on right now. Because, for every cold cut platter Jeremy fights a minimum-wage member of staff over; Emily Clarkson is out here raising money for charity, promoting body confidence, encouraging women to get into sport and generally just being an all-round good human being.
She doesn’t get any attention from the press for it, either. Except, obviously, when the Mail spontaneously combusts every time she so much as breathes. So, here’s everything you need to know about Emily Clarkson – and why you need her on your Instagram feed ASAP.
Who is Emily Clarkson?
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Emily is a 27-year-old influencer, presenter and columnist. She presents the Should I Delete That? podcast alongside fellow body-confidence creator Alex Light, where they discuss everything from Eating Disorders (which they’ve both suffered from) to online bullying.
She also founded the Have A Gos (HAGS) – a support group encouraging women to compete in “intimidating sporting events”. The group has gone on to organise marathons and fundraisers for the likes of The Eve Appeal – a charity raising funds and awareness for gynaecological cancer research. Emily is incredibly vocal against the misogyny perpetuated by the British tabloids – and has spoken out about her experiences with them many times.
Despite Jeremy Clarkson’s estimated net worth of £30 million – Emily absolutely makes her own money, even choosing to save nine grand a year by not going to uni. She’s currently pregnant with her first child.
What has she said about Jeremy’s horrendous Meghan Markle comments
After her dad wrote in a column for The Sun that he wanted Meghan to “parade naked” while strangers throw “excrement” on her, Emily posted a story addressing the comments. “My views are and always have been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the treatment of women by the media,” she wrote. “I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle and I remain standing in support of those that are targeted with online hatred.”
She literally exemplifies the idea of “we are not our parents”. Queen!
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Featured image via @em_clarkson on Instagram