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Mojo for the Modern Man

This week, I was lucky enough to sit down and have a conversation with Keith Edwards, delving into his upbringing in a small Wisconsin town, the challenges of bullying, and the key moments that shaped his journey to self-confidence. Keith shares his deliberate choice to embrace a "fake it till you make it" mindset in college, deciding to believe in himself despite past difficulties. We explore his experiences as a camp counselor, the impact of external validation, and his evolving perspectives on men's roles in preventing sexual violence. The episode wraps up with a sneak peek into Act 2, promising a deeper dive into the concept of men's enoughness and the role of the inner critic. Stay tuned for more insights from Keith in the next installment.

Mojo for the Modern Man

In Act 2 of my discussion with Keith Edwards, our discussion unfolds around the complexities of masculinity, the influence of socialization, and the journey towards authentic living. Keith shares anecdotes, including a story about a man questioning his love for football, illustrating the profound impact of socialization on identity. We move through the mazes of masculinity, both toxic and healthy, and we explore the idea of authentic masculinity, emphasizing the significance of curiosity, unlearning, and self-awareness in personal development. Before we wrap up, Keith muses about agency, choice, and conscious decision-making, ultimately highlighting the challenges of early socialization, the ongoing quest for authenticity, and how we, as men, can benefit from the practice of self-reflection.

The Evolved Caveman

Dr. John and I discuss masculinity and its costs as well as authenticity and liberation. He elicits some of my best stories from the research, consulting, coaching, and my own life experiences working toward authentic masculiity.n

Changemaking Connections

We talk about his book and the 15 years of research behind it; the journey from Masking, to Unmasking, and into Becoming; the interplay of identity and integrity; what authentic masculinity means to Keith, and watching his own father evolve as a dad.

We talk about his book and the 15 years of research behind it; the journey from Masking, to Unmasking, and into Becoming; the interplay of identity and integrity; what authentic masculinity means to Keith, and watching his own father evolve as a dad.

In this episode of Roompact’s ResEdChat, Crystal sits down with Keith Edwards to discuss his new book, Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity. “Based on more than fifteen years of research, Keith E. Edwards, PhD, illuminates men’s masking, unmasking, and becoming to help men develop their own authentic masculinity. He also shares strategies to help us all better engage the men in our lives with empathy, reach them with compassion, effectively hold them accountable, and help them to become the men they aspire to be.”

Most men are taught to wear masks from a young age, to prove their worth through a societal construct of “manliness.” These days we can see the pain and isolation this has caused men. Today’s guest shows you how to break down these constructs to reclaim yourself and your life.

This episode features a conversation about a newly published book, Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity, by Keith E. Edwards, PhD. Unmasking is a process by which men first become conscious of the masks they wear to conform to external expectations and then practice exploring their identity as men and becoming intentional about aligning their actions with integrity. Written for men and those of us who have men in our lives, the book offers student affairs educators a unique research-based lens on the issues, strategies, and engagement strategies for men on college and university campuses.

Authenticity & Allyship

What is authentic masculinity, and how does it offer men an opportunity to reconnect with their true selves? In this episode, Dr. Keith E. Edwards joins us to discuss his new book, Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity. We cover how he came to be interested in this work, how his doctoral research got going, and what he has learned along the way in following up with his original study participants. Dr. Edwards also shares strategies to help us all better engage the men in our lives with empathy, reach them with compassion, effectively hold them accountable, and help them to become the men they aspire to be.