Embrace Yourself

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Embrace Yourself!

Join together for an evening of celebrating YOU!


WInchester Thurston School
City Campus Main Building
555 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

6:00–6:45 p.m. Salad and Protein Bar & Mingling/Networking - Dining Hall

6:45–7:00 p.m. Lindsey Smith, author of Food Guilt No More - Falk Auditorium

7:00–8:30 p.m. Embrace Screening - Falk Auditorium

(Middle School and older suggested audience)

8:30–9:00 p.m. Food Guilt No More book signing; Reflection activity with Winchester Thurston School Middle School teacher Betsy Lamitina - Dining Hall

$20.00 per person.

All participants will enjoy dinner, post screening sweets, and a signed copy of Food Guilt No More.

About Embrace:

"The inspiration for Embrace came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive 4-minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary Embrace was born.”Embrace Director Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions. After 24 months of travelling, interviewing, production, and post production, Taryn and the Embrace team have created a film that is relevant, relatable, highly engaging–but above all life changing.

This movie includes partial nudity and mature content and is suggested for middle school age viewers and older. Read the parents guide for more information.

View the trailer.

About Food Guilt No More:

Leave food guilt, worry, and calorie counting behind. In Food Guilt No More, Lindsey Smith—the Food Mood Girl—helps you uncover patterns of food guilt, stress-related and emotional eating that can undermine your relationship with food and shows you how to replace that guilt with love. Whether you crave kale or cookies, doughnuts or dinners out, you can savor your treats even as you break the negative cycle of food guilt, stress-related and emotional eating once and for all. In the process, you’ll discover mood-boosting foods that you’ll love and that energize and sustain you. And because health transformation—overcoming food guilt, taming cravings, and eating your way to happiness—starts in the kitchen, more than 70 featured recipes fill your plate and kick-start your new, satisfying, and guilt-free way of eating with joy and love.

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