May 19, 2014

Embrace | Thoughts By Natalie

“Our bodies will go through many changes in our life. Our bodies change through aging, pregnancy, illness, weight loss, weight gain the list goes on. One thing we must learn to do is love our bodies before, during and after…. Be loyal to your body, love your body, it’s the only one you’ve got.” —Taryn Brumfitt

I recently discovered a movement and documentary that are right up my alley. The woman quoted above is a fighter for healthy body image, especially among women, and she’s created all kinds of hype for her new documentary with this unconventional before and after shot, which she shared on the Body Image Movement Facebook page:

Embrace | Thoughts By Natalie

After all kinds of feedback—some good, some bad (haters gonna hate)—she decided to start the Body Image Movement, and soon afterward she was approached by a filmmaker to tell her story in a film that they’re calling EMBRACE.

According to Kickstarter, this “funny, touching, heart wrenching, inspirational and life changing full-length documentary film” will include Taryn’s story—how she went from a body hater to a body lover. She will share her journey from being devastated by feeling ugly while sobbing on the bathroom floor to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see. It will also be an exploration of why body loathing has become a global epidemic and what we can do to create a brighter future for women everywhere. “From the sexualization of women in the media and how marketers use every unethical trick in the book to target women’s insecurities to the hypocrisy of social media; no stone will be left unturned.”

Take a peek at the trailer and tell me you’re not excited (that’s a trick—I guarantee you’ll be stoked)…

What obstacles are preventing you from embracing your body as it is? Personally, right now it’s pregnancy! But I’m working on changing my perspective :)

P.S. Don’t you love this? It’s a truth I certainly need to remember as my body changes through pregnancy, and then afterward. Gosh, she is so inspiring!


Photos via Embrace on Kickstarter

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  • Reply Kate May 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I love this!!!! It’s so important. A timely reminder.

  • Reply Grey May 19, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Wow. Seeing her crying as she looked at herself in the mirror was so sad, and made me wish no woman would ever feel that way!

    • Reply Natalie Lynn Borton May 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Right? I hate to admit that I’ve totally been in that place before, which is why this film is so, so important. You’re right—no woman should ever feel that way!

  • Reply Chelsea May 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Wow. I absolutely LOVE this, Natalie. She is so precious – her honest and courageous spirit is VERY inspiring. Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Reply Katie // lovely letters May 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    This is so lovely! Thank you for sharing.

    I’m in tears after watching and can’t wait to help do my part in spreading the word. I so look forward to the day when women break free of the societal bonds of beauty standards and lift each other up in individuality.

    xx Katie

  • Reply Allison Meyer June 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I seriously LOVE this. 1. Because someone deeds to talk about this. 2. And the accents. Seriously though this is beautiful. I can t wait.

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