When was the last time you wore a bikini without a care in the world? Did a bomb in the pool? Jumped on a trampoline with your kids?
Taryn Brumfitt, director of award-winning documentary Embrace and fiercely passionate champion of women, has inspired more than a million people across the world to Embrace their bodies. Her message is urgent, critical and incredibly inspiring: learn to accept your body for all the wonderful gifts it brings you and reject the destructive fake images we are bombarded with every day.
Embrace Yourself is the ultimate ‘how to’ guide to loving your body at every shape and size. Do you want to be kinder to your body? Do you want to spend less time worrying about what you look like, and more time focusing on the things you love? If the answer is yes, then this book might just change your life.
Taryn is leading a body image revolution. Encouraging women to embrace being perfectly imperfect is the gift that keeps on giving.
This book is a gift for all women; let it be your bible.
Brilliant, inspiring and mind changing. Take your daughters, your sons, your mum, your sister, your friends.
I have long admired Taryn’s total acceptance of her body. We can all learn from her!
I first watched Embrace on a flight from Australia to Los Angeles and was profoundly affected by what I saw. I was on my way to attend the 2017 Academy Awards. I had just birthed my second child, had not yet shed the baby weight and was days away from walking the biggest red carpet of my career. I felt I was under the watchful eye of Hollywood – an industry that is rife with both scrutiny and self-criticism – but watching Embrace carried me through those anxiety-ridden days and the weeks that followed.
The media would have us believe we need to reach a standard that is simply not realistic. Making people feel inadequate is a very profitable business! I have been photoshopped and airbrushed a thousand times over, which in the past has led to a private struggle in separating who I am from the way I look. I personally know so many women who suffer through this same battle, but watching Embrace reminded me that the issue is much bigger than many of us realise. We are in the midst of a heartbreaking epidemic…
This was everything I expected and more! This is such a wonderfully inspiring and beautifully written book. Taryn is a wonderful writer/narrator. She make it feel like she is speaking just to you. This is a book that I can see reading over and over again just to help me reaffirm my journey to embracing my body for all the wonderful and powerful things it can do!!
This book is life changing to say the least. I can safely say I'll read it more than once or twice.
Loved it. Really gets you thinking about why we diet and do the things we do and who we do it for. Definitely going to stop the diet insanity and embrace. 🙂
Love this message and Taryn’s way of sharing it. Such a positive read that I think everyone should buy!
Love, love ,love this book! Taryn Brumfit is an amazing person for starting up Body Image Movement. I highly recommend this book to all. Love you for you. Embrace you!
Taryn's honesty and openness is so refreshing! So many areas I can recognise in my own story. A great read!
I loved this book. Body Image issues affect so many people. Taryn is doing an amazing job to address this and change the culture around body image.
Absolutely great read!
This beautifully presented, easy to read guide is a must for all women (and many men!) Taryn and her guest writers give voice to our common inner fears and help you see the futility of them. "Life is short and the bucket list is long!" My Mother-in-Law read it too and rang to tell me it was life-changing for her. She now refuses to weigh herself and will focus instead on how her body feels instead.
“One woman doesn’t create a global movement; it’s a collective of visions and stories. Everyone’s journey to embracing their bodies is different; I’ve always found the best approach is to take a little bit of advice from lots of different people.
I wanted to recognise and honour these women who I am fortunate enough to call my friends, for the time and passion they have dedicated to our cause – I know you’re going to love them, too.”
Founder of Body Image Movement
I will not sit here waiting, stressing, depressing, dieting and missing out on life, simply because my body sits outside of the ever-so-perfect mould created for me by society.
We grow up learning to be critical before we are accepting. Everyone has a story, and that story cannot be told or understood simply by looking at someone.
We are retrainable. Our brains can be reconditioned. All is not lost. We have the opportunity to change the world, guys. If we actively feed ourselves visual proof of the diversity that exists in our world, we will learn to appreciate all bodies for what they are.
If we can start to approach fitness for joyful movement, endorphin highs and victory, then we really have a stake in changing the fitness industry’s landscape and business model, making it less about preying on our insecurities and more about living our most joyful lives.
When Embrace Yourself launched in September 2018, we took the Embrace bus on her maiden voyage with seven events in seven days in seven towns across Australia. It was a huge success, with thousands of women coming together for the ultimate girls’ night out to embrace and connect through laughter, tears, fashion and storytelling.