Last month, Dr Kimberly Bruce (GP at Northville Family Practice) organised a screening of the documentary film, Embrace, which follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. The film is about the Body Image Movement, which believes that everyone has the right to love and embrace their body, regardless of shape, size, ethnicity or ability.
Kimberly told us, “As a mother and GP, I have seen some alarming rates of body image issues in young people and wanted to raise awareness among parents and teachers in the school around this important subject. The film screening was a great success and inspired many people to think differently about body image or put on screenings of their own in the future. I would also like to thank the BrisDoc Community Fund for kindly agreeing to match the money that we raised.”
The event took place at a local primary school with over 60 parents attending. The evening raised money for the school’s Parent, Teachers & Friends Association who help to organise events for the school and wider community, both fund raising and social.
You can watch the documentary trailer here – WATCH THE TRAILER and watch the full length film via all the usual streaming platforms.