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EMBRACE is a frank documentary by Australian photographer Taryn Brumfitt that was inspired by her own body image and self-acceptance issues. After the birth of her third child, she posted before-and-after photos on social media. The "before" photo was of her trim and muscular bikini-clad self, taken at a bodybuilding competition. It was in contrast to the "after," showing much of her unclothed, now heavier and softer body. The pair went viral and prompted many to reach out to her, which led to her recording her conversations with a variety of women, including actor Ricki Lake, about the socially burdensome standards for female beauty set by fashion magazines, movies, and television. Heavy, disabled, bearded, and average-weight women talk about learning to love themselves just as they are. Brumfitt participates in the Sydney Skinny, a naked swim in Sydney Harbor with scores of other nude swimmers, designed to celebrate body differences and acceptance. Brumfitt ends the film addressing her "darling daughter," with the hope that it will inspire her to refrain from seeing herself as "an ornament to be looked at" but instead someone who will "feel" and "contribute" and appreciate herself for her gifts and achievements rather than her appearance. Source: Barbara Shulgasser, Common Sense Media


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Directed by: 
Taryn Brumfitt
Running Time: 
90 minutes
Taryn Brumfitt
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