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The culture of body loathing and body shaming had reached epic proportions worldwide.

Lose weight, reduce wrinkles, fight cellulite; we’re constantly told to fight a battle to be someone other than who we are. Women and girls are constantly lead to believe they’re not as good as they should be. And why? Because every day they feel they’re being judged on their appearance and how far away it is from an unachievable ideal.

At the Body Image Movement, we’re on a quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. Our job is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by encouraging women to be more accepting of who they are, to use positive language regarding their bodies and others, and to prioritise health before beauty. Our goal is to reach as many women as possible around the world and speak to them about how we can learn to fully embrace and love our bodies.

We say no to…

  • Excessive “Photoshopping” of body images in the media
  • Being programmed by the media and corporations into accepting unrealistic body images
  • Prescribing to the notion that being a certain weight determines whether you’re healthy
  • Sexualisation of girls in the media and modern culture
  • The objectification of women
  • Society and advertising preying on women’s insecurities

To get the word out there, Taryn Brumfitt, Founder of the Body Image Movement is filming Embrace the documentary. Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.

A funny, touching, at times gut wrenching but above all, life changing documentary, the heart of Embrace is Taryn’s story. How she went from a body hater to a body lover. From being devastated by her perceived ugliness to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see.

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11 replies to “Embrace the Documentary”

  1. Thank you Thank you! I have struggled with my body image my whole life and still do at 51. I was crying watching this and I hope to embrace and share all that you give in this documentary. Blessings.

  2. As a recovered eating disorders woman, exercise physiologist and master coach for wholeness and well-being now, I LOVE seeing this movement. Also wondering how to be a larger part of this project and how I can support getting the word out on a larger scale.

  3. This is SOOOO beautiful, I was in tears just from the trailer! I’m 21 at 100kg and have serious problems with my body image, it’s really hard to feel sexy or beautiful. And I think the thing that made me cry even more is your letter to your darling girl, telling her not to worry. I don’t want to have children who struggle the way I do. I do not want to bring children into this world if they will always be criticised for the way they look. I want to be healthy with a healthy family, and that means loving who we are and NOT conforming! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! So much love here and it is such an amazing thing :) :) :)

  4. I am 63. This trailer made me cry. I have never been enough, or right. I have hated my body all my life. I dream of being able to wear a bathing suit, shorts, sleeveless tops. Joined a gym a few years ago and got tricked into signing a contract for a year for one on one training sessions I did not need and could not get out of it. They took $2400 out of my bank account. I did not go out of the house for a year, I was so humiliated and felt so embarrassed. It took me a month to tell my husband about the money. I could hardly sleep because of my guilt. I swore to myself that I would never set foot in a gym again…ever!

  5. How or where can I see this movie? Is it available for download anywhere, so those of us in the U.S. Can see it? I would gladly pay for a download of it.

  6. i absolutely love this movement! Is there anywhere in Australia I can access the documentary? I would gladly pay for it.

    1. Hi Liz, if you have a look on the Facebook page, it shows all the cinemas in Australia showing this documentary. From there you just need to look at the session times on the cinema website
      I’m taking my boyfriend to see it next week! I love this so much, I think it’s just as important for women to love their bodies as it is for men to understand that we are more than our bodies!

  7. Just went and saw the film after reading the review in The Melbourne Weekly yesterday. I knew instantly that I just had to see this, was extremely powerful and I would love for all 11year+ people to see this as it needs to be our reality. thank you

  8. Is this going to be shown in St. Louis, Missouri, USA? If not, do you need help finding a place to screen it? I’d love to see this play here and I’m confident I’m not alone.

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