Taryn Brumfitt was named Australia of the Year 2023
Given the amount of ads and marketing we’re exposed to these days, it’s no wonder our perception of our bodies and their value is skewed by who we do and don’t see on billboards, and how much our body compares to theirs.
Body Image Movement founder Taryn Brumfitt went viral in 2013 when she shared a before-and-after photo online that broke with convention: her “before” photo showed the results of a body building obsession she picked up after having kids, and her “after” photo showed her returning to a “normal body” with its lumps, bumps and natural tone.
Sparking a global conversation about body positivity and body image, Taryn went on to direct her first feature film Embrace in 2016, and has just released Embrace: Kids which confronts alarming statistics, stating around 60 per cent of children aged five to 11 years want to change something about their body.
Around 60 per cent of children aged five to 11 years want to change something about their body.
On this episode of UNDISTRACTED, Taryn speaks about the cost of body loathing on our lives, how to change your view of your body and why she shared that first photo all those years ago.
Listen to the full episode of UNDISTRACTED with guest Taryn Brumfitt in the player above or wherever you get your podcasts.