In 2014, Mom and activist, Taryn Brumfitt took a nude photo of herself and posted it to Facebook to prove a point. It was seen by over 100 million people and made headline news in London, Paris, Australia and the United States.
After the birth of her three children, Taryn experienced a moment of devastating self-loathing when it came to her body. She pushed herself to the physical limit and even contemplated plastic surgery to get the perfect shape. But, even with a fit and toned body, she was still unhappy. She realized that it wasn't her body that was the problem, but the way she felt about it.
Since then, she is a woman on a mission to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. Taryn founded the Body Image Movement to inspire women and girls to embrace "the value and power of loving their body from the inside out, supporting health and happiness at every size."
Now she's taking positive body image to the streets in her empowering documentary, Embrace. It premiered at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival in June, where it was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.
Taryn describes her motivation for producing the documentary on the website:
The inspiration for EMBRACE came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive 4-minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary EMBRACE was born."
EMBRACE comes to theatres :
Australia on August 4 - viewers can find participating theatres here.
United States on September 19 - viewers can reserve their tickets here.
Interested viewers in the UK, Canada, Europe can visit the website here for updates and notifications about future screenings.
For now, check out this empowering trailer!
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