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Embrace: The Union Project
BIRMINGHAM, UK (1 September 2017) – “Embrace: The Documentary” is being screened at Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ on 24th September 2017 at 7:30pm.
The film will be shown in an effort to raise awareness of the serious issue of body image dissatisfaction. Sandwell resident Caroline Whittle joins other people from around the UK who have used their own money to purchase a licence for the screening of “Embrace: The Documentary”.
Embrace: The Union Project aims to put an end to the UK’s body dissatisfaction epidemic. It presents an opportunity for individuals, teachers, health professionals and businesses to lead a body image revolution throughout the UK.
The documentary is a touching and life changing social message exploring the serious issue of negative body image effecting men, women and children in the UK. It tells the story of Taryn Brumfitt’s journey from body loather to body lover – an Australian wife and mother who embarks on an international crusade to change the way we think and feel about our bodies.
The project seeks 2,000 people in the UK to purchase a public licence to screen Embrace (or gift their screening to a school or community group). In doing so, they will contribute to a greater legacy for the next generation: vital body image education.
Caroline – a funeral celebrant in the Birmingham area – has been involved in the Movement for several weeks. She is trying to generate interest and support in her community. With the help of Caroline and others, should Embrace accomplish this mission, The Body Image Movement will make the Embrace Education Study Guide accessible to every secondary school across the UK for free.
“The amount of young children falling victim to eating disorders is horrific and it needs to be stopped,” Caroline says. “This movement is not about remaining unhealthy or being pro-obesity. It's about loving and nurturing our bodies enough to gift them with health whilst taking the unhealthy focus off body 'image'.
“I’m trying to contribute towards positive global change by inspiring the next generation to love their bodies. We can put an end to the body dissatisfaction epidemic by hosting a screening of Embrace, a documentary exploring the serious issue of body image.”
Caroline has been affected by body shaming. She believes a national move to host these screenings will, “help others take back the right to love our form the way it is instead of constantly trying to measure up to the media's interpretation of what 'perfection' is. It will change the way we look at our bodies.”