I’m Sorry, It’s Cancer – an interview with author Chris Frey
Aug17

I’m Sorry, It’s Cancer – an interview with author Chris Frey

by Boysen Hodgson My Mom died of cancer on September 13, 2003. She had an incredible amount of love and support in her life and access to the best care available at the time. It took she and my step father hundreds of hours to find the right doctors and hospitals, to find the right support services, to learn how to live with happiness, communication and gratitude even when times were very dark. It occurred to me at the time that there...

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Bullying as Childhood Trauma
Jul13

Bullying as Childhood Trauma

EDITORS NOTE: Tony Rutt has published an account of his childhood called “Mark” which is centered around the trauma he suffered at the hands of a bully as a child living in the UK. You can read his story here: http://mymarkstory.com/ – Thank you Tony for sharing this story with the ManKind Project! Local Man Shares Childhood Trauma interview by Sean Redmond, Hemel FM As anyone who has experienced bullying or is going...

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New Play “Tickets to Manhood” July 14-30, 2011 NYC
Jul12

New Play “Tickets to Manhood” July 14-30, 2011 NYC

SHOW: Tickets to Manhood by James Scruggs WHEN: July 14 – July 30 WHERE: Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, NY, NY 10002 HOW MUCH: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. WHY: a Play about Rites of Passage, Initiation, and Masculinity in the 21st Century. From the Editor: I will be representing the ManKind Project for a talk-back panel discussion after the July 23 performance of Tickets to Manhood. I saw an early reading of this play...

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FATHERS: A Literary Anthology by Andre Gerard
Jun17

FATHERS: A Literary Anthology by Andre Gerard

by Sarah McGinnis Writer Andre Gerard, who identified and named the new publishing term patremoir an “essay, poem, play or film built around memories of the author’s father,” has just released Fathers: A Literary Anthology. In it, essays by a diverse group of beloved writers, including Alice Munro, Franz Kafka, E.E. Cummings, Sylvia Plath and E.B. White explore the idea of fatherhood and all its ups and downs — the...

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My Life with Iron Man
Jun15

My Life with Iron Man

By Rick Belden A few months ago, I received an invitation from Eivind Figenschau Skjellum (who just completed the New Warrior Training Adventure in the UK in June, 2011) at Masculinity-Movies.com to write a guest review for the 2008 movie Iron Man. I was pleased and very honored to accept. You can read my review of the movie on his site. But there’s more to my relationship with Iron Man than a movie review. Much more. Iron Man...

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Moving from Caveman Procreator to Caring Dad: The Father Myth
Jun15

Moving from Caveman Procreator to Caring Dad: The Father Myth

in Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son by Eric Cravey Numerous studies conducted over different decades illustrate that the passage of time is the best cure for changing or re-shaping long-held public perceptions, which are sometimes referred to as the myth of what a culture believes is true. In literature, myth takes a given perception of human beings and makes them concrete...

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