Body Image Movement crusader Taryn Brumfitt launched her new book in Perth recently with Behind the Brands, 100 Women and Boffins Books and unveiled exciting plans for the future.
The director of the award-winning documentary Embrace, released in 2016, said women needed a practical guide to show them how to love their bodies and implement change in their lives.
“When you fill your cup first, without guilt, it makes you a stronger person”, the fiercely-passionate speaker told the huge room full of women at the Fraser Suites in East Perth.
Taryn revealed her passion project – an Embrace Kids documentary aimed at primary school-aged kids.
“We want to get to eight to 12 year olds, get our foot in the door and lay the foundations for them to love their bodies,” she said.
Big projects, however, come with big price tags and, while the Body Image Movement team has already raised around $22,000 towards a $500,000 goal for the movie, Taryn lamented she ‘wished things happened a bit quicker’.
She also opened up about the personal sacrifices she’d made as she continued to campaign for change.
“I would never walk away from this, because it’s too important, but it’s been very hard to monetise a movement,” Taryn said.
She explained she had had rejected offers from companies to jump on board and said: “I’m really glad I can put my head on the pillow at night and know that we’re making the right choices for people every time.”
Conversations with Taryn Brumfitt was a thought-provoking event presented by Behind the Brands and Boffin Books. Part proceeds went to 100 Women, a giving circle with the aim of helping women live safely and access health, education and economic freedom.