Inspiring Transformations & Tools

My issues started with comfort eating. I first started experiencing body image issues when I was about 15 years old. I was going through puberty and normal changes, but I also had some unpleasant experiences which lead me to use food as a comfort. Once I started to put on weight, the food I ate changed from friend to foe. I spent years battling between purging unhealthy and comforting food, to binge on it. I never felt good enough and was constantly on unhealthy diets and even when I lost the weight it was never enough. I never felt happy. Then I stopped doing the things I loved. I constantly felt uncomfortable when I went out, and I hated wearing bathers to the beach so I would make every excuse not to go....

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...

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...

We asked 100 people from the ages of 1-100 what one word they use to describe their body. The answers we received were similar among people of the same age but differed immensely between generations. Firstly, we had a chat with the youngest generation. We spoke to some toddlers, kids, and teens and the one word they use to describe their bodies were very happy and positive: fast, flexible, sensitive, colourful, energetic, agile, talented, powerful, capable, lovable, balanced, excellent, unique, and healthy. Next up, we asked older teens and young adults, and even though they came from all different walks of life, their answers were all equally negative. Their replies broke our hearts: lanky, “just okay”, podgy, confused, average, dissatisfied, neglected, dense and curvy, disobedient, and “it is what it is”. Then we asked adults how...