Deconstructing Masculinity — Body Image as Armor: Upacking How Masculinity Masks Us

BodyImage4Justice invites you to join us for an in-depth participatory workshop on masculinity, body image, and identity as we explore what masculinity represents, how it impacts different communities, and how we relate to and define masculinity for ourselves.

Masculinity is a social construct that often has the impact of oppressing and dividing both women from men and men from each other. We hope you will join us for this thoughtful discussion on redefining and reclaiming masculinity as a human quality that honors and reflects all of our lives.

Deconstructing Masculinity flyer

Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Simmons College
Linda Paresky Conference Center
300 The Fenway, Third Floor, Boston, MA
The nearest T stops are Museum of Fine Arts (Green Line – E) and Fenway (Green Line – D).

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for this event at the Deconstructing Masculinity Event Page on Facebook.

Many thanks to our co-sponsors for this event:
Simmons College Office of Residence Life
Simmons SWAG (Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Center)
The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
Black and Pink


BI4J Seeks Intern

Do you believe Body Image is connected to overall health and wellness?
Are you invested in Trans health and wellness?
Are you looking for ways to build your resume while serving a greater cause?

Intern with BodyImage4Justice!

Formed in 2013, BodyImage4Justice aims to bring the LGBTQ community together through the common cause and interest of body image, health and wellness. We focus on empowerment and social justice for the trans community through events, workshops, political action, advocacy, and other activities that further our mission and support the health and wellbeing of community members.

What you will learn:

  • Event planning
  • Project development and management

What we require:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Creative and flexibility
  • Familiarity with social networking sites a plus
  • Strong investment in Trans issues and LGBTQ communities
  • Strong interest in social justice work and non-profit/grass roots/community development work

This position is about 20-25 hours per week.  You will need to provide your own computer and plan to work mostly from home. Communication/coordination will happen online or via phone/text. Will need to attend core group meetings.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to