Get Involved

Are you a Disability, Deaf or Mad Identified Man (Cis or Trans) or Masculine Identified Non-Binary Person? 

Would you like to help us transform the way society thinks about disability and clothing?

Would you like to be part of a project that explores your experiences with clothing and assists you to create your own clothing?


We are looking for 60-70 Disability, Deaf, and Mad-identified men (cis and trans) and masculine-identified non-binary people living in Toronto or Edmonton who are over the age of 18 to take part in a research project on disability, gender and clothing. 

We are particularly interested in engaging folks from BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities.


Participation in this project involves you taking part in three (3) activities:

A two (2) hour interview in your home digitally through Zoom (or in-person when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted): you will show us your clothes and talk about them. If your interview is on Zoom, you will be asked to upload a maximum of twelve (12) photographs of your clothing to Google Drive after the interview.

A one (1) day fashion workshop: you will work with fashion design experts for five (5) hours to create an outfit and you will participate in a two (2) hour group interview to talk about what you made.

A fashion show where you model clothes from your wardrobe and/or the outfit that you created (a seven (7) hour time commitment). We will work with you to coordinate your outfits, prepare for the show, and invite you to help create the show itself.

You will receive the following honorariums for your participation:

$30 for the interview in your home

$75 for the fashion workshop

$30 for the group interview

$120 for the fashion show activities

You will receive the outfit that you created as well as pictures of you from the fashion show. 

All honorariums will be paid in cash or e-transfer.


Family and friends who provide personal assistance to you during the fashion workshop and fashion show will also be provided with an honorarium for their time:

$30 for the wardrobe interview

$75 for the fashion workshop

$75 for the fashion show

All honorariums will be paid in cash or e-transfer.

We are committed to making all of our project activities accessible to support your participation. Please let us know what access looks like to you and we will incorporate it into our activities.

Findings from this research study will be shared at conferences and in publications. Please email CrippingMasculinity@ryerson.ca if you’re interested in participating in this research project. This research project has been approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board (REB 2019-406) and the University of Alberta Research Ethics Board (# Pro00097341) The research is supported by an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (# 435-2019-1231)

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