When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.
In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing. She travels the world to interview an impressive range of women about their attitudes to their bodies, including: Mia Freedman, the youngest ever editor of the Australian edition of Cosmopolitan; Adelaide researcher Professor Marika Tiggemann; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; body image blogger Jess Baker (a.k.a. The Militant Baker); and motivational speaker Turia Pitt.
On Tuesday 20th June, my beautiful friend Georgia from GH Nutrition and I will be hosting a screening of Embrace the documentary, at Palace Cinema in Canberra.
Both of us have seen this documentary many times, and believe that it is a film that each and every person, no matter their gender, should see at least once.
It’s a powerful documentary, told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.
After 24 months of travelling, interviewing, production and post production Taryn and the Embrace team have created a film that is relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing.
Watch the trailer to the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__2AayArYfs
With incredible body image statistics including the fact that 91% of women hate their bodies, and 25% of young people have serious body image concerns, Georgia and I have a vision of getting 80 plus women of all ages into one room and watching the Embrace documentary.
We want to inspire as many women as we can to not waste a single day of their lives, being at war with their bodies- and to just embrace it!
By purchasing a ticket to the screening, you can expect to see not only an inspirational documentary, but also taste delicious treats, receive a goodie bag and hopefully listen to a few guest speakers as well!
$5 from each ticket sold will also go directly to supporting the ACT Eating Disorder Program.
Purchase tickets here – https://fan-force.com/screenings/embrace-palace-electric-act-5/.
We would absolutely LOVE to see you there!