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Cripping Masculinity in the Media:

Black text on an orange background reads: ‘With Cripping Masculinity, I wanted to create a community-led project that would interrupt and topple the stronghold of norm in fashion by centering Crip and Mad fashion experiences, understandings, and designs at the intersections of disability and masculinity rarely represented in education, research, activism, and the fashion industry.’ 
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Cripping Masculinity’s Research Assistant, Alexis De Villa (they/she/sikato), recently published ‘Introduction to Cripping Masculinity: Conversations Amongst a Research Collective’.

This written conversation between Alexis, Principal Investigator Ben Barry (he/him), and Research Assistant Kristina McMullin, (she/her) aims to provide an introductory peek into our project.

Inspired by bell hooks and Shawn Wilson, the written conversation builds intimacy and co-creation into the writing process.

To read the full Introduction to Cripping Masculinity piece, visit the Cripsters blog on Akimbo, linked here: Introduction to Cripping Masculinity – The Cripsters Blog


Black texts on a taupe background reads “The Dialogue: Deafness, Madness, and Disability in Fashion. A conversation that engages the relationship between Deafness, Madness, Disability and fashion, uncovering clothing as a tool for identity formation, resistance and community building. Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT. ASL and Live Captioning.”  
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On April 7, join members from the Cripping Masculinity team for a conversation with members from our community. We will engage with the relationship between Deafness, Madness, Disability and fashion, uncovering clothing as a tool for identity formation, resistance and community building.

This event will centre the often hidden, forgotten, and erased conversations in the fashion industry, highlighting space for development and social change.

For more information on The Dialogue: Deafness, Madness, and Disability in Fashion. and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite link: The Dialogue Eventbrite Page

Access Features: This event is free to attend. There will be Live Captioning and ASL Interpretation. This Zoom event is in webinar format, meaning all event attendees will be off camera.

The Dialogue: Deafness, Madness, and Disability in Fashion is presented by lululemon Toronto.


The logo for Ben Barry Crip Times podcast episode. ‘Crip Times’ is written in two lines of large yellow text, the ‘crip’ is all caps, the ‘times’ in all lowercase. Below and left justified, is ‘the ben barry episode’ in blue text. At the bottom is the image is the Crip Times Podcast Series logo. The background is bright pink. The image was designed to evoke a vintage floppy disk, with bold, rounded text, and a lighter pink box containing the logo.
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Everybody gets dressed—but how can fashion be a tool of social justice?

Ben Barry, Principle Investigator of Cripping Masculinity, spoke with Crip Times Podcast about the project, how it has adapted during COVID-19, and how access to fashion is access to life.  

For show notes and a full transcript of this episode, visit the Bodies in Translation Website: Ben Barry on Crip Times (Show Notes and Transcripts)

Listen on Apple Podcasts: Ben Barry on Crip Times (Apple Podcast)
Listen on Spotify: Ben Barry on Crip Times (Spotify)

Crip Times in a project of Tangled Art + Disability, Bodies in Translation, Re-Vision, and hosted on Drew Gurza’s Wheels on the Ground Podcast Network.

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