Our BIM Journey

Collaborating with inspiring and dynamic women is one of my life’s greatest joys. I love to surround myself with women who ooze authenticity, drive, generosity, and care for others. It’s why I am so in love with Jane Cay – founder of Birdsnest. I first connected with Jane in 2014, when she and her team generously contributed a whopping $8000 to the Embrace Kickstarter campaign. We exchanged a few emails and phone conversations and I immediately knew she was an incredible human being. When I met Jane in person, I remember it distinctly because it was Easter time and Jane and her family had travelled from Cooma in regional NSW to Adelaide to visit family. I remember sitting in my backyard having morning tea with Jane, her hubby and three...

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...

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...

The sheer number of people who cross our path here at the Body Image Movement continually blows me away. Just last week we had a reach on social media of over 6.4 million people. That is A LOT of people and whilst the Body Image Movement moves faster than ever – reaching more and more people worldwide – I thought it would be the perfect time to spotlight the tiny team behind the growing Body Image Movement. Yes, we are a tiny team. The round-the-clock social media content, kickass initiatives and programs, and our speedy email responses don’t come from a multi-level building with dozens of people, it comes from a single-room office from a single-digit team. From the Girls Night In and the Race to Embrace, we are in no...

NOTE FROM BIM. We know you all have an interest in how to change the media’s use of Photoshop but the laws behind it all can sometimes become a jumble of big lawyer words that just go straight over our heads! So the amazing Dr Marilyn Bromberg has brought you the super-easy & super-effective Guide to Body Image Law! DISCLAIMER: We want to make it clear that some women are naturally thin and Marilyn’s comments in this article discuss their weight purely from the basis of the media having an exclusive ideal of body image. Neither Marilyn nor The Body Image Movement advocates what has become known as ‘skinny-shaming’ or the shaming of any body, no matter the size. My name is Dr Marilyn Bromberg; I am a Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty...