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When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE 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.

Director: Taryn Brumfitt
Year: 2016
Time: 90 min

(2016) on IMDb

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Post about the film using the hashtag #ihaveembraced, share the trailer, or host a screening of the film in your area to help encourage body positivity around the world!

Sign Taryn Brumfitt’s petition to help encourage positive body images by demanding mandatory labelling on photoshopped imagery in advertising via legislative changes.

Contribute to the Embrace Education And Social Outreach Program or the National Eating Disorders Association to financially support resources that help people overcome their fears and issues with eating and body image.

Reach out to those in your life that may be struggling with an eating disorder, offer your support and let them know that there are resources available that can help them love the body that they have.

Become a Body Image Movement Global Ambassador to help spread body positivity with help from Taryn’s program! Just fill out an application here.

Love yourself and your body.  In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.

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