SOURCE: Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

January 27, 2016 12:01 ET

Timberline Knolls Partners With Supermodel EMME for #BodyBeaUtiful Campaign

Supermodel EMME Asks Individuals: "What Does Your Body Want to Say to the World?"

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - January 27, 2016) - Supermodel and internationally recognized advocate for positive body image, EMME, is launching a six month #BodyBeaUtiful @SupermodelEmme digital media campaign as she continues to shed light on the prevalence of body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, shame, guilt and fear our culture can impact on our bodies, perversely affecting our lives. As an industry leader, EMME wants to derail the blind and feverish acceptance of "body dissatisfaction" created by and supported within our culture.

Over the next six months, videos, messages, and personal stories will show a collective voice emerging for body positivity and change to the current status quo. Individuals will speak and share heartfelt and personal feelings with EMME on behalf of their bodies. This will also be part of the upcoming #BodyBeaUtiful documentary to be released this summer.

"We're proud to support this important campaign launched by Emme, who has always been a great pioneer of body acceptance and positive body image in our culture," said Kim Dennis, MD, CEO and medical director of Timberline Knolls, a residential treatment center in the Chicago area for women and adolescent girls struggling with eating disorders, addiction, trauma and mood disorders.

"We see firsthand the devastating messages our society is feeding women and adolescent girls regarding their bodies. False messages that convey 'as women we're not enough -- not thin enough, youthful enough or beautiful enough, just as we are.' This campaign will not only start a conversation to shift how we think as a society, but also has potential to heal our broken eyes and help us see ourselves as the beautiful women we already are," adds Dr. Dennis.

Timberline Knolls, along with Sierra Tucson, are sponsors of the #BodyBeaUtiful campaign. EMME and her team interviewed a diverse group of people, male and female, to specifically answer: What does their body want to say to the world?  Their answers were refreshingly bold, honest, heartbreaking and real. What she learned will inspire you, and importantly, encourage you to celebrate your own body's voice! 

The #BodyBeaUtiful Project will launch as a digital media campaign and allow people to get involved through sharing their own #BodyBeaUtiful stories and become part of the #BodyBeaUtiful conversation. There is also an opportunity for individuals engaged in this conversation to be selected and become part of Supermodel EMME's #BodyBeaUtiful documentary. Specific details can be found by joining the public Facebook group "BodyBeaUtiful with Supermodel EMME".

About Timberline Knolls:

Timberline Knolls is a leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 to 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook - Timberline Knolls, LinkedIn - Timberline Knolls and Twitter - @TimberlineToday.

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