It’s no secret that I am on a body positive mission. I first wrote about it in 2011 and it’s become more and more of a passion of mine to teach my children to love and accept themselves and to, hopefully, help their friends do the same – for it to become a wave within our community which leaves our teens unscathed and washed free of the restraints and expectations of body hate. Because body hate is never just about your body, it is personal and leads to so much negativity which can be all consuming.
I have my own little project which I am working away on and I am finding more communities to join to help me help them. One community I’m excited about is Taryn Brumfitt’s Body Image Movement, in particular the documentary she’s hoping to get off the ground with her Kickstarter campaign.
Taryn’s vision for the documentary, perfectly named Embrace, is to create global change and celebrate body diversity. Exactly what I want to be on-board with.
I wanted to share her trailer here, I admit I got a little teary. I am so looking forward to seeing the documentary.
I really want our children to grow up knowing that everyone has a body. Everyone’s body is different. And that all those differences are what make us beautiful. Tall. Short. Plump. Fat. Skinny. They’re all bodies, perfectly imperfect. Creating acceptance and moving forward.
Want to be part of this change? It’s pretty easy to offer your support;
1. WATCH the video
2. Pledge your support if you’re able – every dollar helps
3. Upload your photo with #ihaveembraced to all your social networks
4. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!