Day Four on the Road to Embrace Yourself

Lessons learned from the first event, meant show number two was a breeze by comparison. In the morning Taryn put a call out on Facebook for people to come help set up in Bathurst and the community did not disappoint. Many women, and one brave teenage boy, showed up full of energy and enthusiasm. Whereas…

Day 3 – Albury Show done!

First show done and dusted. Oh what a night! It was a 16 hour day and completely exhausting, but the energy in the room at the end of the event made it so worthwhile. Arriving at the SS&A Club in Albury, we mounted the footpath with the Bertha Bus (name approval pending). If that site…

Day Two of Embracing

Day two of the epic journey of 7 towns in 7 days. I woke at 3.30 am unable to sleep. Part nerves, part excitement, part being in a strange bed in a Southbank, Melbourne apartment. Yesterday felt like the first day of school camp as we all made our way to the rendezvous point in…

Bring On The Embracing…

So, a few weeks ago I got a phone call from a woman I’ve admired (idolised? crushed-on? stalked?) for the past two years – Taryn Brumfitt from The Body Image Movement. She was heading off to promote her new book, Embrace Yourself, to regional Australia. Unfortunately her event coordinator had to cancel due to family…

Time to Embrace

I wrote this article two years ago, in anticipation of seeing the documentary Embrace.┬áIt came up as a memory today on Facebook and reminded me of how drastically things can change in a short time. Two years ago I was still at war with my body and trying desperately to find a way to make…

Braving Bald

Not all reactions to shave for a cure were positive…