Taryn Brumfitt is a global thought leader and motivational speaker. She has reached over 200 million people worldwide with her inspiring message to EMBRACE your body!
Taryn Brumfitt is here to change the world! She is the fiercely passionate thought leader behind the Body Image Movement, the Director of the inspiring documentary Embrace seen in over 190 countries, and a three-times bestselling author. She is also an internationally recognised speaker, an Australian of the Year finalist and was named alongside Emma Watson and Beyonce in Germany’s Woman of the Year.
Almost a decade ago Taryn Brumfitt was at war with her body. Disillusioned and feeling completely at a loss, she committed herself to a bodybuilding competition in the hope that a perfect body would mean a perfect life. It didn’t.
In 2013 Taryn posted to social media a non-traditional reversed ‘before and after’ photo. Her before ‘muscle competition winning body’ and her after ‘normal body’ - it went viral. Reaching global audiences overnight, Taryn received tens of thousands of messages of support and those wanting to share their stories. It sparked an international movement to teach people to consider their bodies not like they are ornaments, but rather the vehicles to their dreams. The ‘Body Image Movement’ was born.
Embrace is a social impact documentary that explores the serious issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. Released in 2016, the film is relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing. Embrace went #1 at the German box office beating Guardians of the Galaxy and King Arthur, the film has been seen by millions across the world creating a ripple of positive change.
Author of three bestselling books, her first title ‘Embrace’ was a US smash hit and the animated song from her latest title, a children’s book ‘Embrace Your Body’ bumped Baby Shark off iTunes number 1 spot!
Voted as General Electric’s highest rated speaker, Taryn is an internationally recognised sought-after keynote speaker. From Google HQ in Silicon Valley to Sky News in Scotland, Bras N Things in Singapore, Ted X talks and local school visits – Taryn’s key notes are compelling, provoking and extremely motivational.
Taryn’s work has been recognised all over the world, by United Nations Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, the Geena David Institute and Ashton Kutcher who famously praised her activism as “good for the world”. However far from slowing down, Taryn is approaching her most important goal yet – body image positivity for kids. Her documentary ‘Embrace Kids’, currently in production, will launch in 2022.
When not making waves, she can be found in the suburbs of Adelaide, eating dumplings, jumping off jetties and snuggling her three children.
Embrace 2016 – Cinema release in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand (over 1000 cinema screenings). Also seen on Stan, Foxtel, Channel 10, 7 and over 190 countries on Netflix.
Google HQ, L’Oreal, TedX, Sky News, Bra’s and Things - Singapore, Business Chicks, Mamamia, Lorna Jane, CPA, Nurture Her, Lane Bryant, Flinders University, Australia Day Council, YWCA, Goodlife Health Clubs, Fernwood Fitness, Women’s Health & Fitness Summitt, Leading Moms
Optus, Modibodi, Mazda
Embrace – New Holland - 2015, Embrace Yourself - Penguin – 2018, Embrace Your Body – Penguin – 2020