Welcome to the Endangered Bodies Ireland website! We are the Irish branch of an international movement that challenges those aspects of culture and industries that turn individuals against their own bodies. We exist to critique and respond to the limited representations of bodies that appear in the mainstream media and to provide a space for dialogue and action on the many challenges to body acceptance that exist in our culture.
Endangered Bodies Ireland is open to everyone. As outlined in the Endangered Bodies Mission and Guidelines, we are committed to respecting the individual identity of all persons as it intersects with size, age, race, culture, gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, class and ability.
Why do we exist?
Body image is a growing concern in Ireland and effects people from all different walks of life. Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction are on the increase and a recent survey of Irish young people suggests that body image interferes with everyday activities (like taking part in swimming, dating and putting photographs on Facebook) for more than 50% of those surveyed. Find out more on our Get Informed page.
You can also find out more about us by viewing our video entry for the Better Together 2013 competition for non-profit organizations.