Liz Tilley

Canberra
Australia

2017

Before you can hear, much less follow, the voice of your soul, you have to win back your body. Meggan Watterson

I’m an executive coach and personal development coach, and a passionate advocate for the Body Image Movement. Our bodies hold so much deep intuitive wisdom. To disavow our bodies is to disavow a critical part of ourselves. Loving and embracing all that we are – our vulnerabilities and our strengths, our shadow and our light, our beautiful flaws and our flawless beauty – is so important for us as individuals and for society as a whole. I love the messages of the Body Image Movement: no judgement, acceptance and love of ourselves and others, and embracing diversity. If thatÕs not a recipe for world peace I donÕt know what is! This is also personal for me. As a mother of a 17 year old daughter, I am hyperaware of the unrealistic images of women in advertising and the media. In the past IÕve suffered from extremely bad dermatitis on my body and face, so I know what itÕs like to look vastly different to these images of ÒbeautyÓ. My aim as a BIM Ambassador is to start conversations, get people questioning their assumptions and beliefs, and empower them to change the conversation Ð both internally, and in society as a whole.