Transgressing body boundaries

Jake Pyne, Jen Rinaldi and May Friedman are working on a multi-media storytelling project on trans approaches to weight stigma.

Call for participants (past):

Seeking trans, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, butch, femme, fairy folks with a relationship to fat and/or who experience weight stigma

Do you have a story to tell about your gender in relation to your body size and shape? Does your relationship with fat, weight stigma, and/or eating practices impact your experience of gender identity or expression? Come tell your story in our video-making project! All body sizes and gender identities and expressions welcome!

Participation will include:
 An hour-long telephone interview
 A half-to-full day writing workshop
 Three one-on-one sessions with artists to produce a short biographical video

You will be given an $100 honourarium for your time.

In-person meetings will take place on Ryerson campus in downtown Toronto, or the ‘Dish With
One Spoon Territory’ established by treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and
Haudenosaunee peoples.

We are committed to providing an accessible environment, including physically accessible space
with gender neutral washrooms. Please inform the team if you have specific accommodation

This study has been reviewed by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech
University) Research Ethics Board 15397 on June 10 2019, and by the Ryerson University
Research Ethics Board 2019-329 on August 21 2019.
For more information, or to express interest in participating, contact