Freedom Zzj reached out to me on Facebook from Perth, Australia to learn more about the ManKind Project after seeing MKP on the Netflix “Follow This” program – Season 1 Episode 4 – Men’s Rights. The ‘Perth Tribe’ page is big – with over 10,000 Members: Learn more about it here. Though there were some technical difficulties with the video on the Live Chat – the audio was great and the discussion was rich.
Some of the big take-aways:
Integration is a powerful key to mature masculinity
Learning to slow down our conversations and reactions can help us cope
You can’t do this alone
From the post:
LIVE on Perth Tribe – Boysen Hodgson – ManKind Project USA
(Seems like we had some issues with the picture, however audio was fine. Enjoy!)
Talking about masculinity, ManKind Project, issues men face in today’s day and age and how MKP is helping redefine masculinity, as brothers are stepping into their power.
Recently, I watched the episode on “Follow This” (Netflix) produced in May 2018, by Buzzfeed Media, featuring ManKind Project – topic Men’s Rights.
I was deeply touched by the work done by Boysen Hodgson and his group (MKP USA).
I was touched by the power of the work done – holding space for men to delve into their feelings, challenge the old stereotypes and redefine masculinity.
“What we’re doing is empowering men to be the best version of themselves for society, for the women in their lives, for the children in their lives, and most importantly for themselves.”
Shana James and I dive into the New Macho as an aspirational credo for the modern, mature, man. Shana is doing incredible work with a wide variety of evolutionary leaders and learners. Find her here: https://shanajamescoaching.com
Visit the Show Page here: https://shanajamescoaching.com/episode-38-the-new-macho/
A Mature Man integrates all parts of men, rather than forcing them into an idealized version of manhood that is isolating, exhausting and unfulfilling to try to live up to.
In this conversation we cover:
The Old Macho vs. The New Macho and how these relate to the concept of “toxic masculinity”
The foundational teachings many men did not learn from their parents that makes life harder and lonelier
What frees men from having to pretend they’ve got it all figured out
How to stay on track in mid-life, even with the grief and struggle we face through parenting, aging, etc.
A way to understand extremist behaviors we see more of these days — shootings, abuse, etc.
Boysen Hodgson, the Communications & Marketing Director for the nonprofit ManKind Project USA sits down with Marc Coppola to discuss the shifting ideas and ideals of being a “man” in today’s world – and some of the issues that change-agents like we at Valhala face. The ManKind Project has weekend trainings creating “New Warriors,” a huge network of men’s groups all over the world, and a mission of helping men find purpose in community to become the leaders and role models we need in today’s world. The Mankind Project is an interesting initiative looking to help people break the stereotypes of rigid gender roles, and help men and women be the people they want to be. We talk about finding and confronting the obstacles to fully living – including purpose work. You’ll be surprised at how this connects so fully to the work we’re doing at Valhala. From March 2014. http://www.valhallamovement.com