On my internet excursions today, you know since my life consists of Buzzfeed, Desperate Housewives and chocolate. Anyhoo my mother’s friend came across this article about a documentary called “Embrace” that an Australian mother is trying to fundraise for in order to teach women to love their bodies.
A large part of this message is to teach our younger generation to embrace what they don’t like about their bodies and focus on what is great about them. Just like I Am That Girl, women need to support each other in every way possible. The competitiveness with the world of women is prominent, but we need to start embracing everyone and supporting every type of women. For example, an outdoorsy kinda gal might feel superior to the girl that is an avid reader and the avid reader might feel superior to the sports girl. However, I think this competitiveness is the root cause of low self esteem thus distorted body image that the director of “Embrace” Taryn Brumfitt is going to convey. I truly hope this documentary is viewed by the millions across the country because it could be a stepping stone to truer advertising and possibly inspire the entertainment industry to portray women differently, as this is where a lot of young girls get their perceptions of the “ideal women”. If we could all possibly know that what we see on TV and in Hollywood is their sole job to look good, but we also need to portray that that IS their job. Just as it is a doctor’s job to save lives, just as it is a hairstylist’s job to make hair look good, just as it is a teacher’s job to teach math, and a producer’s job find things to put on TV.
Here is the link to the article about “Embrace”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/14/embrace-taryn-brumfitt_n_5318178.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false