Embrace: Encouraging the Body Image Movement

I thought to myself as I sat to write this post, I probably sound like a broken record to those who read my blog. Then I realized, the Head Wench definitely sounds like a broken record! So…I write on.

Several months ago a video came across my news feed. Someone I respect posted it and said it was worth watching.

It was.

Taryn Brumfitt is a fascinating and highly be*you*tiful Australian (Tall Mom at heart, I’m sure!) on a mission. She is the founder of the Body Image Movement. Which according to her website, has the following mission: “We’re on a quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. Body Image Movement’s job is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by encouraging women to be more accepting of who they are, to use positive language regarding their bodies and others, and to prioritize health before beauty. Our goal is to reach as many women as possible around the world and speak to them about how we can learn to fully embrace and love our bodies.”

If anyone can get on board with that mission, it’s THIS Tall Mom! I am sharing her links, story, and mission here because I believe, down to my core, that THIS is what we need—as women, as mothers, as humans. We need to LOVE one another and ourselves. And that means we must redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty.

11046459_424380634389547_4477667693508183515_oBeauty is expansive. It is encompassing. It is vast, deep, and complex. It is not a one-size-fits-all model…pun intended.

If so inclined, please like, follow, share, and engage in this amazing movement. It will only make the world a better place for each and every woman.

Facebook: Body Image Movement or Taryn Brumfitt

Website: Body Image Movement Website

Twitter: @bodyimagemvmt


I pledge to embrace who I am now. She is enough. She is worth loving. She has much to offer. And as I continue to work to become the best possible version of myself, I will embrace her as well—each variation, version, shape, wrinkle, and dimple, each failure, success, trial, error, and triumph.

Do you?