"My name is Taryn Brumfitt! 12 months ago I posted my non traditional "before and after” photo and the world’s media stood up and took notice. People everywhere were astonished – how could a woman possibly love her body 'after'?
Many applauded me for my bravery in posting the 'after' shot however, many berated me for promoting obesity. There were others who labelled me a bad role model for my children.
It got me thinking...the world has been brainwashed!"
Lose weight, reduce wrinkles, fight cellulite; we’re constantly told to fight a battle to be someone other than who we are.
Excessive photoshopping, the sexualisation of women in the media and advertising campaigns that prey on women's insecurities – it’s no wonder there is a culture of body loathing and body shaming of epidemic proportions going on in the world.
So I decided I wanted to do something about it. I created The Body Image Movement and started spreading my message “LOVE YOUR BODY”. I soon got frustrated - 140 characters on Twitter, 4 minute TV interviews and 800 word blogs weren't enough. I needed a louder voice and a bigger platform! Whilst searching for the best way to get my message out to the world the idea of creating a documentary was born."