International Women's Day, March 8, 2019, is a global call to action to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men's contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures.
The day is dedicated to call on the masses to bring awareness to a more gender inclusive world and to do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.
Everyone can take action – big or small – to be part of this movement.
We would like to support International Women’s Day by helping to raise the media visibility of two documentaries that were written and directed by women to empower and support the healing of all women.
Embrace: One Woman's Journey to Inspire EveryBODY
Directed by Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt
It was 9:18pm on a Sunday night in April 2013 when Taryn Brumfitt from Adelaide, Australia, a wife and mother of three, posted a photo on Facebook.
One was Taryn on stage in a bikini at a bodybuilding contest a year before, when she decided to lose the weight from her pregnancies by working out to compete in bodybuilding. The other was taken a year and a half later, after she stopped weight training and her body went back to a normal weight.
The point of her posting this photo was to say how much more she loved herself in the second shot. Taryn said, “I loved how I looked in the second shot — I saw a sexy, confident woman. I thought it would be good to share the photos with my friends – to make the point that you can feel good about the ways in which your body changes”.
Needless to say the post went viral. Within 2 weeks it had more than 3.6 million views and nearly 20,000 people shared it - and her life had changed forever.
Without knowing it, Taryn had started a movement about body image and embracing who you are and through her powerful message of Embrace she is bringing global awareness and healing to women.
The Goddess Project
Directed by Holli Rae + Sara Landas
Determined to empower the feminine voice, two aspiring filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives.
Through powerful conversations with over 100 women from different walks of life, The Goddess Project gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today.