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My guests today are Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague.
Ted and Anna Marie are friends, parents, and anti-violence educators. They work for A Call to Men, helping men and boys promote healthy manhood and prevent violence and discrimination.
Ted works with professional athletes, business leaders, activists, and boys just like the ones you have.
Anna Marie is a storyteller at heart and a devoted boy mom. She is nationally recognized for creating and executing award-winning, multi-platform campaigns to advance critical social issues like improving education and ending violence against women.
Takeaways from the show:
Prevention of violence and discrimination against women and girls
How the book of dares are changing people’s lives
Making an effort to talk about emotions with your boys
Socialization of masculinity
Being vulnerable is a strength
How to support the men and boys in your life
Messages men are getting from society
Peer influence in middle school
Developing a critical lens on how women are treated
What healthy manhood looks like
The danger women/people are in because of the ways we are raising our boys
Treat your kids like an adult
Having conversations with your boys that aren’t always in your face
Raise boys to value girl’s experiences just as much as they value their own
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What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
Anna Marie: In the context of this conversation, it’s authenticity for two reasons. I think it requires joyful courage to be your authentic self but I also think authenticity will foster joyful courage in your life.
Ted: I’m inspired by the joyful courage that I see in our youth. I think about my children and I think about my son who came out as gay when he was 15, he’s now 18, and the courage it took for that and the joy he’s experiencing in embracing his full self.
Also when I see Anna Marie’s son Jack wanting to be the best son and man he can be and understanding all that he is in being a white male at 12 years old with certain privilege. Just as my children, while 4 of the 6 are black, have privilege as well. There’s a race privilege, there’s a class privilege and there’s a gender privilege. The next generation is really giving me joyful courage.
See you next week!! 🙂
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