Video: TEDX Stop hating your body; start living your life

“You are fat”… “You are ugly”… “You are disgusting”.

That’s what millions of women around the world say to themselves in the mirror every day.  That’s what Taryn said to herself every day before she realised that her body is not an ornament; it’s the vehicle to her dreams.

This talk explores the global issue of body loathing and what we can do to change our own perspective and the unrealistic standards that surround us. Taryn Brumfitt is a best-selling author and internationally recognised body image activist and founder of the Body Image Movement. Taryn first rose to prominence when her unconventional before and after photo went viral in 2013, garnering 100 million views and sparking an international media frenzy. Her debut feature documentary ‘Embrace’ delves further into the issues of body image and is one of Australia’s most successful documentaries to date.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.