It’s that time of year when we all start thinking, “must diet/detox/join the gym in the New Year” Right? This year why not put your energy into something a bit different. Tempted?
What is the Body Image Movement?
It is a much needed quest to end the global body-hating epidemic.
We’ve all seen it, some of us are guilty of it, and some of us have been at the receiving end. It sucks.
One woman can make a difference but together we can change the world ~ Unknown
We all need to say “YES” to:
- Body diversity and revelling in the beauty of the human form
- Celebrating the journey our bodies have been on
- Growing old, and acknowledging the privilege to do so
- Focusing on things that are important, rather than comparing ourselves to others
- Being healthy at every weight
It time we all said “NO” to:
- Society and advertisers preying on women’s insecurities
- Excessive Photoshopping of body images in the media
- Being programmed into accepting unrealistic body images
- The notion that being a certain weight determines whether you’re healthy
- Women being treated as sexual objects and the objectification of women
So, how did it all start?
Despite being happily married and successfully juggling motherhood while running a thriving photography business, Taryn Brumfitt was privately struggling with crippling body image issues. Close to resorting to plastic surgery to ‘fix’ her post-childbirth body, Taryn decided that what she really needed to change was not in fact her body, but her attitude towards it.
This was the beginning of the Body Image Movement (BIM), a now internationally recognised crusade that was founded on the belief that your body is not an ornament, it’s the vehicle to your dreams. BIM believes that everyone has the right to love and embrace their body, regardless of shape, size, ethnicity or ability.
By travelling the globe, headed by founder Taryn Brumfitt, the Body Image Movement is working to put an end to body loathing and spread the message of body loving.
How can you get involved?
Share the Embrace Trailer
Embrace is a full length feature film that follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. Help them spread the word about this life changing film by sharing the trailer with your friends, family and social media networks. To share the trailer Click Here
Like them on Facebook
Because that’s where all the fun happens! Like them on Facebook Click Here
Join the Movement
If you haven’t already joined the movement, why not? No seriously, to create a global movement and make positive global change we need to stay connected. To Join the Movement Click Here#
Sign their Petition
They are on a mission to encourage positive body image by demanding mandatory labelling on photoshopped imagery. To show your support and to sign the petition Click Here
Get your free chapters of the Body Lovin Guide
Throughout Taryn’s body image journey she been asked a lot of questions. How did you learn to love your body? Why is body image an issue today? Why do I feel this way? How do I change the way I feel so I can love my body?
With Dr Emma Johnston by her side, they are ready to give you the gentle yet firm encouraging push in the direction of your goals and dreams, because life is too short to be feeling anything less than fabulous!
You can download the first 3 chapters for free, simply Click Here
Make a Donation
Help get Embrace into schools and engage communities to create positive change. All donations to the campaign are tax deductible.
Australian Donors Click Here
US Donors email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to make a tax deductible donation in the US.
Become a Body Image Movement Global Ambassador
If you haven’t seen it already, they’re on the look out for positive body image role models around the world to help spread the message of the Body Image Movement!
To create global change, they need to create a global team, so they’ve decided it’s time to begin a recruitment drive for body loving ambassadors the world over from Australia to Antarctica and everywhere in between. Read More…