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International Women’s Day Celebration

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“The purpose of your life is not to be an ornament to be looked at, but to do and feel and contribute.” —Taryn Brumfitt

In honour of International Women’s Day, the Junior League of Edmonton presents a screening and panel discussion of Embrace, an award-winning film about body positivity and empowerment. We are pleased to invite leading women in nutrition, fitness, and mental health to dig deep into the topics of the film Embrace.

Poor body image has become a global epidemic, particularly amongst women — and one woman, Taryn Brumfitt, had had enough. The Australian writer and filmmaker shared a before and after the image of herself that offered a different perspective than we’re used to seeing in the media — an image that proved she was embracing her body, even though it may not be the size that the media deems ‘acceptable.’

With that decision, she launched a movement — the Body Image Movement — and travelled the world to speak with other women and create the documentary Embrace. Brumfitt went through a transformation from someone who hated her body to someone who loved her body, from being devastated by what she saw in the mirror to proudly showing it off for the world to see.

Join us for an empowering and affirming night of discussion about what it means to be a woman in today’s world.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

We are proud to announce our MC for the evening will be Ingrid Schifer!

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