Taryn Brumfitt is the fiercely passionate thought leader behind The Body Image Movement and the director of the inspiring social-change documentary “Embrace”.
Embrace was supported by nearly 9,000 Kickstarter pledgers and went on to reach millions of viewers in Australia and internationally.
Taryn’s global crusade to end the body dissatisfaction epidemic has seen her recognised by the United Nations Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and the Geena Davis Institute. Named alongside Beyonce and Emma Watson in Brigitte magazine’s “Women of the Year”, Taryn’s positively infectious voice and powerful message has reached over 200 million people.
Embrace Yourself is the ultimate “how-to” guide to loving your body at every shape and size by director of award-winning documentary Embrace and fiercely passionate champion of women, Taryn Brumfitt.
An antidote to the global body-shaming and body-hating epidemic, Taryn’s message is urgent, critical and incredibly inspiring. Learn to accept your body for all the wonderful gifts it brings you and reject the destructive fake images we are bombarded with every day.
It’s time to say “f**k it” to getting “bikini body ready”. To recognise the body-shaming activities that so many of us are guilty of, and then tackle them. To have sex with the lights on. To throw away the scales and stop supporting Australia’s $7billion weight loss industry. To recognise that the highlight reel ain’t real. To bust a move and dance like noone is watching!
Taryn Brumfitt is living proof that embracing your body works. After the birth of her third child, she became obsessed with regaining a pre-pregnancy figure and began a punishing weight-loss and exercise regime that culminated in competing in a bodybuilding contest. But despite having what society would claim was the perfect figure, she was deperately unhappy and decided to return to a more relaxed regime.
One day she posted an online before-and-after picture, with a twist. The before picture was her at her thinnest, the happy after shot was Brumfitt as she was, carrying a few pounds yet content. The post went viral and caused a sensation globally. Taryn now unashamedly loves her body and has made it her life mission for women around the world to feel that same joy.
In Embrace Yourself, Taryn shares her story and offers practical ways for readers to embrace their bodies, and live happier and healthier lives. She has also collected honest, funny and affirming contributions from body image activists such as actor Teresa Palmer, former Australian Paralympian Jessica Smith, photographer Jade Beall, PhD Researcher Dr Linda Bacon and founder of the Sydney Skinny Nigel Marsh.
Do you hate your body and want to learn how to let go of the unhappiness it brings? Do you just want to reach a greater-sense of body-loving nirvana? If the answer is yes, then this book might just change your life
To celebrate the launch of Embrace, Taryn is travelling across Australia on a really big bus, bringing seven jam-packed girls’ night out events to seven towns in seven days.
Taryn will inspire you to LOVE your body, birdsnest will entertain you with a fashion show for everyBODY and MC comedian Ellen Briggs will make you laugh so hard you might wet your pants!
Be entertained by Taryn’s lifechanging tips to embrace yourself, enjoy in-depth chats with special body lovin’ guests and laugh the night away. After the show, get your hands on Taryn’s NEW book, Embrace Yourself, exclusive embrace packs, and for expert tips to rock what you’ve got, visit the birdsnest pop-up shop. There’s plenty of time before the show to enjoy a glass of bubbles, snap a photo with your best friends and go in the running for some fabulous prizes.