Every so often one of my friends sends me a link to something they think I would be interested in. All of my friends know that I strive for body positivity and spreading the word of self love and they send me links and articles that they know I'll find interesting, or enraging!
Someone pointed me in the direction of this article last night and WOW I am glad they did. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/embrace/embrace-the-documentary-that-will-create-global-ch
I watched the video with a mix of emotions because I know that it is something many people can relate to. The loving your body after going through some big changes, the pressure to change your body if you don't meet media standards and the surprise of people when you tell them that you love yourself despite your 'flaws'.
The page linked above is a Kickstart project to fund a film on a 'Love Your Body' project. I am simply spreading the word because I think all of the positivity in the short video on the page and the letter below is amazing, not to try and raise funds although that would of course be amazing.
"Women and girls are constantly held back and lead to believe they’re not as good as they should be. Why? Because every day we feel we’re being judged on our appearance and how far away it is from an unachievable ideal."
Taryn Brumfitt had the idea for the documentary after posting this photo of herself online. She posted it and was surprised when it went viral (3.6 million hits very quickly after it posted), simply because she was proclaiming to love her body in the AFTER photo of this picture... People claimed she was brave but many also claimed that it wasn't possible. How could someone who was a body-builder with the perfect body actually love themselves after they have put on a little weight? Impossible, surely!?
She is making a documentary around her "The Body Image Movement" which is teaching women to love their bodies. She wants to make a life-changing documentary on body image, create change on how people feel about their bodies and the way people re-act to someone else's body.
The video in the page above is well worth watching so take 5 minutes out of your day to give it a click! Did you like it? Spread the word!
The world that you have contributed to the documentary by using the hashtag #ihaveembraced. Once you have made your contribution please take a photo of yourself with the hashtag #ihaveembraced and use social media to spread the message.
I'd love to know what you think
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