Shea Emry

All-Star CFL Linebacker

Founder of Wellmen

Mental Health Advocate

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Shea Emry

All-Star Middle Linebacker, Shea Emry, is one of the fiercest and nastiest players in the Canadian Football League and has been simultaneously tackling on a new field: men’s health and development. Sidelined with an injury in 2011, Emry battled a lifetime of negative self-image from traumatic childhood experiences which lead to the ensuing torment of upholding the machismo standards of masculinity in professional sport. Immersed in a culture that expects men to mask their feelings, Emry recognized the toxic silence of manliness was affecting more than just him. Using his platform in professional sport, Emry founded Wellmen, a movement that proves being a ‘real man’ is about being a balanced man.

Emry uses the seeming strength of an axe and vulnerability of tree pose blended into an experience which opens ones heart to the possibilities of transparency and freedom. He aims to inspire a rewilding of the culture of masculinity, one that accepts a more whole and complete human. No part, tear, feeling or grunt left out.

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