Did you know that millions of women around the world hate their body? It’s led to a global epidemic of body loathing that’s left a generation of women feeling inadequate, undervalued and alone. Rates of body-image related mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders are on the rise, as are the rates of cosmetic surgery in young adults.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. We are the Body Image Movement, an internationally recognised crusade fronted by our founder Taryn Brumfitt, who posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013, which was seen more than 100 million times and sparked an international media frenzy. This video gives a brief outline of our story since then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f9Oh4U705k&feature=youtu.be
Taryn’s feature documentary Embrace looks at why so many women hate their body and what we can do about it. It’s now come to Ireland through Demand Films and we have a screening in Wicklow at Omniplex Arklow on April 3rd at 6:45pm. We would love for you to get behind this screening and help us promote the important message of positive body image for everybody – and of course, to come see the film yourselves! Advance ticket sales are essential to ensure our screening is confirmed. Tickets are available here: https://tickets.demand.film/event/1569
This is being hosted by Alison Murphy and Maureen Griffin who both live in Wicklow. Alison saw the film with her 11 year old daughter Aisling when it arrived in Dublin in January and feels that it is one film everyone should see. “Seeing Embrace had a massive impact for us both. I would always have seen myself as pretty happy in my own skin but I was always dieting to lose weight. We should all be opening our eyes and seeing that we need to treat ourselves and our bodies with love and compassion. I have two growing daughters and know the best way to have them embrace their bodies as the vehicle to a good, fulfilling life is to live it yourself. I’m a work in progress, but I’m not beating myself up for a change – I’m embracing every step of the journey and it’s only just begun.” You can get in contact with her by phone on 086 4051358.