Paul Mitchell is a writer, poet, author and academic whose work interrogates Australian masculinity, violence and the ways people can heal.
“Funnily enough, after opening up, I felt more empowered as a man than I have ever felt in my life. Facing fear and overcoming it led to a strength I did not know I had.”
There’s a new generation of fathers out there. We speak with one as though he’s a proxy for all the others.
What does mental health mean to me? Ashley Thomson sets out in a slightly late, slightly truncated episode to answer this question for himself.
“My decision to present these men in the way that I did was a way of emphasising the problem of subjectivity – whether we can ever truly know the ones we love.” The author of The Love of a Bad Man on the familiarity of manipulation and the cold, close places where masculinity and femininity find each other.
The first post on this website, dedicated to discussing alternative masculinities and challenging what a role model for men looks like, sounds like and does, has to begin with a set of acknowledgements.