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  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143778806
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Narrators: Taryn Brumfitt, Zali Yager
  • RRP: $32.99

Embrace Kids




The essential body positivity handbook for parents of children and teens by powerhouse change-maker and body positivity activist Taryn Brumfitt and Dr Zali Yager.

Imagine a world where children don’t feel held back by their bodies. Where we judge each other by who we are being and what we are doing rather than what we look like. Where women don’t feel like they have to get smaller, and men don’t believe they have to get bigger, to feel loved and valued.

Body image, and the associated issues of weight, food and physical activity, are hot topics in our families. Research shows that 70 per cent of adolescents experience distress in relation to their body image, and up to 90 per cent of adult women would like to change something about their bodies. How did we get to this place of constant criticism about our own bodies, and how can we get out of it?

To coincide with the release of her groundbreaking new documentary Embrace Kids, leading body image activist and powerhouse change-maker Taryn Brumfitt has collaborated with leading body image expert Dr Zali Yager on one of the most important health issues of our times – helping our children and teens feel comfortable about, and confident in, their bodies.

With chapters on how to role-model body confidence, appreciate your own body and create a positive home environment, as well as combatting the body image challenges that emerge through peers and social media, Embrace Kids is full of evidence-based suggestions and supportive, practical advice. This book will teach you everything you need to know to build your kids' body image, to wholeheartedly embrace their uniqueness, and to steer them on a body positivity path that has the power to liberate them for life.

  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143778806
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Narrators: Taryn Brumfitt, Zali Yager
  • RRP: $32.99

About the authors

Taryn Brumfitt

Taryn Brumfitt is an internationally recognised keynote speaker and the fiercely passionate thought leader behind the Body Image Movement.
A bestselling author and director of the inspiring social-change documentaries Embrace and Embrace Kids, Taryn’s global crusade to end the body dissatisfaction epidemic has seen her recognised by UN Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and the Geena Davis Institute. Her talk at Google HQ in Silicon Valley was live-streamed to every Google office in the world. She was a finalist in the 2019 Australian of the Year and 2018 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence awards, and was crowned the 2018 SA winner for Excellence in Women's Leadership and winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, South Australia.
A two-time marathon runner, lover of life and people, and mum to three children, Taryn remains humble, proud and eager to make the biggest impact on body image and self love the world has ever seen.

Zali Yager

Dr Zali Yager is the Executive Director of the Body Confident Collective and Honorary Associate Professor in the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University. Zali has a health and physical education background, and is an internationally recognised expert in the body image space, known for figuring out ‘what works’ to build body image in school and community settings and for her work in the Body Confident Mums project. A 2021 Westpac Social Change Fellow who has presented her work around the world, Zali is ridiculously passionate
and driven by the desire to make this research matter and create a safer body image environment for the next generation. Zali is also a mum of
three, and when she’s not at her computer, you will usually find her at the beach.

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