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June 2018 The Newsletter of the 
ManKind Project USA. 
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On Father’s Day

Hello Boysen,

Tomorrow is Father’s Day in the United States. It’s a day that some of us celebrate with our families, and a day that many of us carry with pain. I celebrate with bitter-sweetness, honoring the work and love that my Dad gave and also acknowledging some of the painful realities of my past, events that nonetheless shaped the man, and the Dad, that I am to my own children.

On Father’s Day – I will sit with gratitude for the relationship I have with my Dad today, and grief for father-figures I have lost in the last 2 years. On Father’s Day, may we each connect with the wise, nurturing, and present Father archetype we carry, no matter what we have known in the past.

Happy Father’s Day, 

Boysen

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#HealingFatherhood

Today and this week – we invite you to share an image, a tag, and a story on social media that speaks to #HealingFatherhood. What have you learned? What have you healed? What healing do you see as needed in the world? Please use any of the images you see in our folder on Fatherhood (OR any image that speaks to you!), and tag your story with #HealingFatherhood and flag the ManKind Project – @mankindproject. 

Better Dads Festival – TODAY!

The ManKind Project USA Sponsors the 2nd Annual Festival in Asheville, NC – June 16

Featuring Award Winning Recording Artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo!

The Festival Vision …

  • a diverse community of men and women who foster healthy, compassionate and nurturing individuals, relationships, families and society
  • men who model and inspire healthy fatherhood in all it’s forms
  • men and women engaged in exploring gender issues in our culture
  • full community support of the many mentoring groups in the greater Asheville area
  • a celebration of people coming together in community

The Better Dads Festival is a FREE event for all! With award-winning musical entertainment, food, fun for the kids, and groups and service organizations representing to celebrate healthy Fatherhood. Check out the web site for more photos and details. 

Blessing and CONGRATULATIONS to the Amazing! Team of volunteers making this festival happen! 

The Relational Book for Parenting

New Warrior Mark Greene and his Partner Saliha Bava, PhD have created a beautiful, fun, and effective book for parents. 

The Relational Book for Parenting uses comics, fables, articles, and games to help families’ grow their relationship superpowers in the daily back and forth of parenting. It’s a joyful, accessible, parent-friendly cure for what ails our isolating culture, helping us to raise a generation of young people better able to connect, collaborate and innovate across differences. 

Couple and family therapist Saliha Bava, PhD, and author/illustrator Mark Greene explore our powerful relational capacities, charting a playful and transformative path to growing our children’s ability to healthy personal and professional relationships over their lifetimes.

Read the full story on the ManKind Project USA web site. 

Congratulations to New Warrior, Actor, and DAD, Eka Darville

Eka Darville is becoming well known for his role as Malcolm on the Netflix series Jessica Jones. He’s also a New Warrior with a deep and abiding passion for rites of passage, connection to the land, and, of course, for his stunningly beautiful family. 

Eka (pronounced eeka) was one of the men who joined an intrepid group of adventurers filmed in May conducting a men’s group for a portion of the Buzzfeed and Netflix documentary series “Follow This.” (The show will air in July.)

He is also the most recent winner of the prestigious Heath Ledger Scholarship for Australian actors. 

Read the full article at GQ. 
Follow EKA on Instagram
See EKA in the Young Warrior Promo

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New Warrior Jed Diamond Releases “My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound” on June 17

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Jed Diamond has been a champion of the ManKind Project and men’s work for over 2 decades. He has written over a dozen books and has been featured in most every major news outlet.

His newest work launches on June 17 – Father’s Day – and promises to be unlike anything he has ever tackled in the past. This is a deeply personal narrative of Jed’s early life experiences that form the foundation for his own healing, and ultimately for his ability to help others heal.

Jed’s approach in “My Distant Dad” is intimate, vulnerable and sometimes painful. It invites the reader along for an exploration of the father wound that every man will find parts of in his own story.

Deep Gratitude to Jed for his continuing offerings to world of #healingmasculinity. Get a free chapter of the book on his website here. 

10 HEALTHY MASCULINITY ADVOCATES ALL FATHERS SHOULD FOLLOW

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Ludo Gabriele – the founder of of the Woke Daddy web site – has just published a great list of 10 Healthy Masculinity Advocates

The ManKind Project is proud to have personal relationship with many of these individuals doing a wide array of incredibly valued work in the world. #NewWarrior Mark Greene, mentioned above, is one of the notable members of this respected group for his work with Boys and young men. 

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