We're supporting the Embrace Kids film to promote youth body positivity

Wednesday, 7 September 2022
We're supporting the Embrace Kids film to promote youth body positivity

Megan from our Health Promotion team invites you and your children along to a screening of Embrace Kids to start a conversation around body positivity.

Inspiro's Health Promotion team is proudly supporting the screening of the Embrace Kids film, in collaboration with the Yarra Ranges Body Image Group, Yarra Ranges Council, Body of Wellbeing and ChildSafe Australia.

Following the success of the original Embrace film, Embrace Kids is a documentary aimed at kids aged 8 -14 years that explores the relationship teens have with their bodies.

The film covers themes such as body shame and shaming, weight stigma, bullying and gender identity and also explores the role of social media and the influence of advertising on body image.

Why is it so important to teach kids about positive body image?

The relationship we have with our body develops in early childhood. Sadly, many of us don’t feel great about our bodies. We are consistently exposed to images, messaging and language regarding body image, size and shape that lacks diversity, leaving us with an unrealistic expectation and narrow view of what is considered healthy. We learn to focus on body aesthetics rather than loving and appreciating our body for its functionality.

Positive body image is being able to accept, respect and enjoy our body for all that it does, regardless of its weight, size or shape. Our body is incredible. Let’s embrace it!

Book your Embrace Kids movie ticket today!

The Embrace film will be screened at three venues in the Yarra Ranges- Readings at Chirnside Park, the Warburton Arts Centre and the Memo in Healesville.

Chirnside will have a panel discussion after the film. Bookings for the Chirnside Park screening (October 14)  can be made on the Humanatix website.

Screenings at Warburton and Healesville will be free of charge, thanks to the Yarra Ranges Council Creative Communities Team. For further details regarding the Warburton (October 16) and Healesville (October 23) events, please contact:

Audience members from all screenings will be invited to participate in Zoom discussions for parents on Tuesday 25th October at 7pm. The session will feature Embrace Kids co-author Dr Zali Yager and local social worker and counsellor Bec Filiponi.

The Inspiro Health Promotion team is an active partner of the Yarra Ranges Body Image Group. For further information and resources on body image go to:

September 12th – 18th is This Girl Can week. This Girl Can is a VicHealth positive body image initiative aimed at encouraging women and girls to be active - however, whenever and wherever they choose - without being judged. Visit for more information.

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