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Zali Yager

Dr Zali Yager is the Executive Director of The Embrace Collective [TEC], a DGR-status health promotion charity on a mission to help people everywhere build better body image. In her research position as Associate Professor in the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University, Zali was also the Chief Investigator on the Goodform project for boys, a WADA-funded, randomised controlled trial of this 4-session school-based program.Connect with Zali via LinkedInInstagram and her website. Find out more about The Embrace Collective on Instagram. Sign up for the EK Support Squad to receive body image resources and support for young people.

Zali Yager
Embracing Book Week

Embracing Book Week: the best body image books for kids

Ahh, Book Week. Two words that strike fear into the hearts of parents all over the country. We’re all for a week that celebrates books and the joy of reading, but could probably do without the “Mummmmm, I need a Book Week costume” at 8pm on a Sunday night… So we’re here to let you

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What not to say this Easter (and what to say instead)

We’ve all been there – those awkward first five minutes of a family gathering when you’re standing around in the kitchen making small talk with people you haven’t seen in 12 months, searching your brain for something, ANYTHING to say. Out of desperation, people will often default to what’s right in front of them: appearance.

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Embrace Your Body Podcast: Episode 1 – Key messages to help kids Embrace their bodies

In this episode, we learn more about our hosts, Taryn Brumfitt and Dr Zali Yager – who they are and why they are here. Body image is a complex issue, and people of all ages, genders, shapes, and sizes can have concerns about their bodies that hold them back in life. We’re on a mission

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Rethinking Sport Uniform Requirements For Girls and Women

Sports uniforms- there’s a particular smell (usually sweaty), a particular feel (mostly polyester), and definitely a particular look. At the basic level, the uniform is there so you don’t accidentally pass the ball to the wrong person- though in my case, you can never be sure! Uniforms are an identifier, and they bring people together-

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