Girls embrace positive body image
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.