What is m.bodiment?
m.bodiment is a project by Egale with funding from the Movember Foundation intended to open a dialogue about men’s health. Gay, bi, trans, and queer men’s body image, mental and sexual health, and physical identity are all addressed by this project.
m.bodiment.ca acts as a hub for men’s health, addressing GBTQ body health, through a compelling video series, reflective blogs, infographics, and useful community resources for mental, physical, and sexual health.
A project by Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust has been the country’s only charity promoting human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity for over 20 years. From advancing marriage equality rights, to working with educators and school administrators to make safer spaces for students across the country, and everything in between.
Egale’s vision is of a Canada free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination so that every person can achieve their full potential, unencumbered by hatred and bias.
Within this framework, fat-phobia, body shaming, and discrimination based on appearance are seen as detrimental to a person’s self-esteem, and in turn a potential danger to their health. With this project, Egale is determined to open a dialogue about men’s bodies; gay, bi, trans, and queer men’s body image; mental health; and health and wellness.
This project is funded by the Movember Foundation Canada who is working to break through the stigma around talking about men’s health and wellness. They are creating a space to have that open dialogue about what is happening with men’s bodies, bringing awareness to some of the greater social problems around men’s health and wellness, and allowing organizations like Egale to reach a niche group of the population in order to make effective changes locally, globally.