This video is an excerpt from the Love Letter to Men: A Celebration of Men’s Mental Health conference in February. In this panel discussion we talk about men and sexual abuse with two survivors and a licensed psychologist and author who works with men who have been abused. These are stories of hope and possibility.
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Since January 1999, Wakefield Brewster has been known as one of Canada’s most popular and prolific Performance Poets.
He is a BlackMan born and raised in Toronto, by parents hailing from the island of Beautiful Barbados, and he has resided in Calgary since 2006.
has spoken across Canada, several States, and makes countless appearances on a regular basis in a variety of ways, for a myriad of reasons, throughout each and every single year. This 30 minute set was produced for a youth event I hosted. You can find more on Wakefield at his website WakefieldBrewster.com
Grief is often something we don’t associate with Masculinity and when we do, there seems to be an expectation of stoicism, strength and frankly – fixing it, not suffering with it. Together we are going to discuss how that shows up in our lives and in the lives of those who support men who are grieving.
FIFO: faɪ fəʊ or Fly In Fly Out
FIFO work refers to remote camp work where workers are required to fly in and fly out to work and work away from home and their families.
This type of work poses unique challenges to workers and their families. The mental health struggles that can arise from the isolation from family, role transitions from work life to home life, societal stereotypes of masculinity and stigmas creating barriers to seeking help. We unpack all this through storytelling to give you a snapshot of FIFO life and to provide workers and their families with tools to thrive in this lifestyle.
This inspiring keynote is from our recent Love Letter to Men: A Celebration of Men’s Mental Health forum.
Do we wait for inspiration to strike or do we have the discipline to make it happen regardless of inspiration. How do you make the switch from amateur to pro?