You are so disgusting. You shouldn’t go out. Your husband doesn’t want to be with you. You are gross. Look at how your tummy wobbles. Look at those stretch marks – you are scarred for life. You are hideous. You’re not so desirable any more, are you Taz!
These are the words that Taryn Brumfitt would repeat to herself, reminding her of how unworthy she was and how undesirable she felt. This was before she found Body Image Movement – a campaign about self respect and embracing your body.
Her campaign has been so successful that it has changed the way thousands of women are viewing themselves. Her video below has captured the interest of Rosie O’Donnell who has has invested in Taryn’s latest project which is a documentary on this movement.
Tarryn’s journey and transformation is unique and ‘backwards’ from a bikini body to a happier and curvaceous body. She is seen as embracing her cellulite, stretch marks and a softer appearance. Her campaign highlights just how much women put pressure on themselves and their bodies. According to The Butterfly Foundation, 90% of Australian Women believe that negative self image is an issue in our society. It is estimated that approximately one in every 100 Australian adolescent girls will develop anorexia nervosa and approximately five in 100 Australians develop bulimia according to Eating Disorders Victoria.
Check out the documentary trailer & let me know what you think. It is an emotional video and no doubt will challenge your views on your body. Have you embraced it?