Shea Emry

All-Star Middle Linebacker, Shea Emry, was one of the fiercest and nastiest players in Canadian football. He has recently retired and has been tackling on a new field: men’s health. Sidelined with an injury, Emry battled trials of the past, including negative self-image and a lifetime 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 one’s heart to the possibilities of transparency and freedom. He is inspiring a rewilding of the culture of masculinity, one that accepts a more whole and complete human. No part, tear, feeling or grunt left out.