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The new year is a perfect time to evaluate what served you in the previous one and plan your attack for the one to come. However, before you get bogged down with ‘new year, new you’ messaging from just about every business on the planet, we’d like to set something straight. There is nothing wrong with who you currently are. We love that person, that person is perfect as they are, and our ‘new year’ wish for you is that you will embrace them too. In contrast to all those newsletters, TV segments, newspaper articles and social media posts, we’re here to tell you that you do not need to join a gym, lose weight, start eating ‘clean’, or sign your life away to be able to face the new year...

Shedding light on the global epidemic of body dissatisfaction in Embrace the documentary, and sharing my journey from body loather to body lover in my very first book Embrace, one question has constantly been asked of me from audiences and readers around the world… How do I embrace? Up until now, I’ve been so busy spreading the Body Image Movement’s message with the world that I haven’t had time to pass on to you that final piece of the puzzle. After seeing Embrace, I know you’re motivated to make a change in your life, and after reading my story, I know you’ve realised that if I can love my body, you can too… but how? Rewind to the part where I said, “up until now”, because I finally have the solution! Introducing the...

What happened on an innocent Tuesday night in Canberra, Jemma and I could never have imagined. Standing alongside Taryn and in front of 200 incredible mothers, daughters, girlfriends and their kick ass fathers, husbands and boyfriends, we became a part of history. A part of the Body Image Movement revolution, as we gave the big fat middle finger to society for making us question the beauty and uniqueness of our own bodies. But first, let’s rewind to how Jem and I got here. Georgia’s Story For so long I kept my health battle to myself, and those closest to me, because let’s face it, eating disorders aren’t exactly the sexiest of introductions. Three years ago, I hit my rock bottom. At just twenty years old I turned from a spontaneous, happy and confident girl who...

And in the blink of an eye… Body Image Movement turns 5! How did that happen? Well, I don’t have a clue! I don’t even know how I’m turning 40 later this year. Life just goes so incredibly fast, doesn’t it? Just the other day I was standing in front of 200 students, talking about how I felt when I was interviewing Ricki Lake in Embrace the documentary. I was explaining to the students how bizarre it was for me to be interviewing Ricki and how in my head all I could hear were the words, “go Ricki, go Ricki”. I let out a little chuckle, but the room of students was silent; “tough crowd”, I thought, and then it dawned on me – no one in the room knew who...

This is a question that I get asked often and the answer is: it didn’t happen overnight, it took a lot of time, energy and effort! It’s not an answer that everyone is receptive to hearing, after all, we are human beings and we love quick fixes! Wouldn’t it be a dream come true if we could all watch Embrace and magically become hardcore body lovers, throwing off our clothes running down the street naked declaring ‘I have embraced’? Fixing an issue that has lived with many of us for years and years, and for some, a lifetime requires a hearty and solid solution. Yes, it might require you to go deep, and yes there will be tears, but the great news is that a big change is possible and your journey...

In 2017 I kicked off a speaking tour in Australia for Business Chicks and had the great pleasure of presenting in a very sunny Perth! After my talk, a woman came up to me and said, “I inject women’s faces with Botox for a living, and I love what you are doing!”. We hugged and had a very cool conversation about how even though our opinions of cosmetic surgery are very, very different, we agreed that we can both still be part of this body image movement. It reminded me of my interview on The Doctors. When I was sat next to the cosmetic surgeon, I think the producers thought we might battle it out somehow, but of course, we didn’t. I acknowledged that surgery has made a lot of...

I just took a breath for the first time in a long time and the minute I did tears rolled down my face and then my mouth opened and words just blurted out. Let me set the scene quickly… So I’m leaving Germany, I’m on the bus from the terminal to the plane when I see three familiar faces. They were, coincidentally, three women that were on the same flight as me from Abu Dhabi to Berlin, just a week ago. I remember them because of their dramatic eye makeup, their friendly faces framed by their hijabs and sparkly shoes. (Sparkles get me every time!)  When they asked me what I was doing in Berlin I responded with: “Well, I was releasing my film Embrace, it’s about body image and empowering women, and...