Girls em­brace pos­i­tive body im­age

Dubbo Photo News - - Dubbo Weekender - By NA­TALIE HOLMES

WOMEN’S Health Week in Septem­ber rep­re­sented an op­por­tu­nity for a lo­cal group to learn more about pos­i­tive body im­age aware­ness.

Mem­bers of the Orana Phys­i­cal Cul­ture Club at­tended a spe­cial screen­ing of the movie "Em­brace" which fol­lows the cru­sade of body im­age ac­tivist Taryn Brum­fitt.

“We are very pas­sion­ate about rais­ing pos­i­tive body im­age aware­ness and our screen­ing also co­in­cided with Women’s Health Week,” teacher Kristy Hub­bard ex­plained.

Guest speaker on the night was two times Com­mon­wealth Games gold medal­list Me­gan Dunn who spoke from the heart about her bat­tles with body im­age as an elite ath­lete in cy­cling and now as a mum to a 20-month-old.

“Her hon­esty, courage and in­tegrity are to be com­mended,” Mrs Hub­bard said.

“Women are of­ten jug­gling many roles in life and rarely put them­selves first.”

With 124 girls and ladies at­tend­ing the event, which was sup­ported by lo­cal busi­nesses with a sur­prise goodie bag, Mrs Hub­bard de­scribed the evening as a great suc­cess.

“It blew my mind,” she said. “It was an em­pow­er­ing movie for them to see and opened it up to the Dubbo com­mu­nity be­cause it’s an im­por­tant mes­sage.

“So many girls and ladies from all ages walked away with some­thing from the movie – in­spir­ing, thought-pro­vok­ing, em­pow­er­ing, com­pelling.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mrs Hub­bard, Orana Phys­i­cal Cul­ture Club were very proud to have been able to bring this event to mem­bers and the Dubbo com­mu­nity.

“The evening ended with a round of ap­plause from the au­di­ence, hugs from strangers and ladies ask­ing for a sec­ond screen­ing!”

Mrs Hub­bard said Phys­i­cal Cul­ture is for girls and ladies of all ages.

“Physie is for ev­ery­one, it’s a life les­son.”

Mem­bers will be com­pet­ing in the Cen­tral West Zone com­pe­ti­tion this month and will host a club com­pe­ti­tion in No­vem­ber.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the club, visit their Face­book page @ Orana­physie.

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