On Monday night I had a transformative experience…
Three friends and I headed into Manchester to see a screening of EMBRACE a film created by
Taryn Brumfitt an amazing lady and mother of 3.
So “just another chic flick?” you say “what’s so great about that?”
What’s great, is I sat there with 3 mothers all of us overwhelmed with tears of frustration, realisation, understanding and giggles running down our faces as the brutal honesty of Taryn’s message sank in.
The documentary explores the global culture of body loathing and body shaming that has spread and is spreading at a frightening rate. The films tag line is one woman’s journey to inspire everybody well on Monday night my friends and I were more than inspired!
The message that runs through the film is how to help yourself to transform from a body hater to a body lover. To over come your foibles, wobbles, stretch marks or whatever it is that disheartens you about your body and knocks your self-confidence.
Taryn established the Body Image Movement in her home country of Australia – their goal is to get women around the world to say NO to…
My 3 friends and I are all Mums of young girls, we spent a long time afterwards, sharing our own experiences of growing up, comments that had been negatively made towards us, comments that stuck with us, altered how we saw our selves, how we dressed, behaved. We don’t want this for our girls or boys.
We all agree it is frightening how young children start to become body conscious. But this is not just about helping change the views of young girls about themselves but about how we can help all our children become more confident in both mind and body.
Embrace is overflowing with honest and positive messages.
The documentary is certified 12A – it should be part of our children’s education so they can learn to love them selves.
It should be part of our learning curve as parents to help us love ourselves so they can love themselves.
Please watch this film, share this post and let us help Taryn Brumfitt and the Body Image Movement spread the word.
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