Trailer – Outside the Ring | Shape Your Life

Through the lens of a unique violence recovery program in Toronto, this documentary provides a glimpse into the lives of women and transgendered survivors of violence and the impact Boxing has had in their healing.

The film follows the ways in which participants challenge social constructs that dictate that women must not experience their own feelings of aggression.

The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club is the first all-women’s boxing club in North America. In 2007 a small group of women boxers active in social justice created Shape Your Life, a project designed for women and trans survivors of violence. The goal of the project was to assist participants to use their bodies to explore healthy aggression to heal the violence that they had experienced.

Film-makers: Joanne Green, Steve Lindsay

Read Brock News article on the documentary.

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