The NWTA woke me up to the power and the responsibility of being a man. It helped me find and learn to express all of the feelings I had been suppressing. It helped me get out of my head and more into my heart. It helped me confront some of my emotional wounds and start to work on healing them. It woke me up to how harmful my perfectionism had been to me and to others. It helped me find a personal mission for my life – a purpose that I live with excitement every day as I do the work I have chosen to do to make the world a better place. It taught me the importance of finding the courage to speak my truth as part of my way of making the world better. And, as a man with no brothers, it gave me the gift of dozens of men all around the world who I now love as brothers, and who I know love me as their brother. It has enriched my life beyond anything I ever imagined.
Carson Owen July 22, 2016