30 Aug Embrace – body image movement – documentary
If you get the chance, I would highly recommend going to see the Embrace – Body Image Movement film by Tarryn Brumfitt. It is called Embrace – the Documentary. I expected to come away feeling empowered, and I do. But it is sad to think about the fact that there are 7.4 billion people in the world of all shapes and sizes. So many women do not love their bodies.
The fact is, that no matter what the media tells you, and it should be banned, there are wayyy more important things to focus your energy on. Think about what you want to accomplish and achieve in your life. Think about how you want to experience and feel what life has to offer. But don’t waste a single minute of a single day hating your body.
You ARE beautiful, just how you are now. Get fit if you want to, or don’t. But don’t wait for some cataclysmic life event to realise that there are more important things in life than what you look like.
You are beautiful
One of the photographers in the movie dared us to look in the mirror and say to ourselves ‘you are beautiful’. Even if you don’t believe it. Fake it until you make it.
Your body is not an ornament. It is not something to be judged on how thin, or how tall it is, but rather an amazing vehicle that does amazing things.
The media has a LOT to answer for. It suggests that women of all shapes and sizes are less. If they don’t look like magazine pictures of girls who don’t even look like the pictures of themselves in magazines.
The first step – don’t judge
Since I saw this documentary, I have started finding something beautiful in every person that I see. I say from my heart, that you really are beautiful, no matter what you look like. I think this is the first step. If you can look at others without judgement, but with positivity and appreciation, then it is easier to appreciate your own beautiful body.
There was a great diversity of people in the documentary who have struggled with body image, from burn victims, to a woman with cerebral palsy, and what came out of the film, was so much positivity.
You ARE beautiful, and there are more important things in life than what you LOOK like! The environment, or peace, or poverty or mothers. But not this crazy idea that appearances are everything. Appearances are not everything.