Embrace: The Documentary That Asks 100 Women To Describe Their Bodies

14/08/2014 16:43 | Updated 20 May 2015

It's no secret many women hate what they see when they look in the mirror, but photographer and former body builder Taryn Brumfitt is on a mission to help them change the way they think about their bodies and accept their imperfections.

"Wobbly," "imperfect," "stumpy," "short," "frumpy," and "disgusting" are just some of the responses Taryn heard when she asked 100 women to describe their bodies in one word for her upcoming documentary Embrace.

In the film, Taryn reveals she loathed her body and - set on doing something about it - entered a body building competition, lost a ton of weight and achieved what many would consider to be the perfect body. But she still wasn't happy and continued to see her body negatively.

She says: "How am I ever going to teach [my daughter] Mikaela to love her body as it is if her Mummy can't do the same?

"How am I ever going to encourage her to accept and love the parts of her body that she doesn't like without being a walking contradiction?"

With a Kickstarter campaign behind her, Taryn wants to spread the message that "everyBODY is beautiful" and plans to do so by creating a documentary called "EMBRACE," that will explore why body loathing is so commonplace and what we can do to change that reality.

Watch the mini doc here:



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