Mom Hopes Photos Will Help Women Love Their Bodies
Photo credit: Body Image Movement Facebook
AUSTRALIA — Do you remember the “What’s Your Excuse” campaign started by a fitness enthusiast and mother of three children? Well, one woman is firing back at her with the message “I’m okay how I am.”
Taryn Brumfitt, 35, is also a mother of three children. Her new mission in life is to encourage women to live healthy and love their bodies at every shape and size. She posting a very nontraditional “before & after” photo of herself on Facebook that went viral.
“I’m on a quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. Women have been brainwashed into thinking fat, wrinkles and cellulite are bad. They’re not. It’s just a part of being a human being,” Brumfitt told the Daily Mail.
Recently, she caught the media’s attention with a blog post she wrote in response to a viral Facebook photo that was put up by a woman named Maria Kang. Kang, who is also a mother of three, put up a photo of herself, looking very fit, along with her three kids, the youngest being eight months old, with a caption that read ‘What’s your excuse?’ The photo sparked outrage among several women, and Brumfitt became a voice for them with a blog post entitled, “Dear Maria Kang…this is my excuse!”
Brumfitt said her motivation for loving herself was to be a good example for her daughter.
Brumfitt hopes to empower women (and men) to embrace their body and all the changes it will endure throughout their lives, and in turn discover real health and happiness.
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