Embrace A Positive Body Image - Screening & Q&A

Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30-8 pm

At the New Canaan Library (Lamb Room)

This event is open to the community, free-of-charge (space is limited, registration required)

The Embrace screening will be followed by Q&A moderated by Katie Diehl, MSACN, a well-known nutritionist and health/wellness expert. (Bio below.)

We encourage parents, grandparents, students (recommended high school and above) and citizens to attend this event and join the discussion/movement.

 "It has an indisputably worthy message, and should be essential viewing for young people.” (The Guardian)


About the Movie
When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we think about ourselves and feel about our bodies. Throughout her journey, she travels the world to interview an impressive range of women including talk show host Ricki Lake; Mia Freedman: the youngest ever editor of Australian Cosmopolitan; Harnaam Kaur: the bearded dame; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; German actress Nora Tschirner; Professor Marika Tiggemann; body image blogger Jes Baker (a.k.a. The Militant Baker); and motivational speaker Turia Pitt.

About Katie Diehl:

Katie Diehl, MSACN, is a well-known nutritionist and health/wellness expert that believes that optimal performance is driven through the foods you eat.  Katie received her Bachelor's Degree from Marist College and graduated with honors in a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College.  She is the owner and founder of Diehl Nutrition and notable food blogger of ‘TheDailyDiehl’.  Katie understands and values the importance of proper health and is passionate about educating clients on the ‘WHY’ to nutrition. Katie offers nutrition and wellness counseling to individuals in person or online and on-site with corporation



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