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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...

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...

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...