In this episode, SooJin and Kyle talk about how art, spoken word, and poetry can serve as door ways to talk to our children about larger, more complex systems of oppression. Through his work on dismantling toxic masculinity, Kyle points out how harmful forms of masculinity is embedded throughout white supremacist culture, capitalism, and other systems of oppression as it informs dominant notions of power and control. We must attend to the ways in which toxic forms of masculinity show up in our work and relationships in order to not only save ourselves but also save our planet. And we reflect on the word “enough” and what that has to teach us in implementing anti-oppressive ways of relating, doing, and being.
To jumpstart your examination of toxic masculinity, check out this Detoxifying Masculinity Meditation by Renee Sills of Embodied Astrology. It’s a great complement to this episode.
Maya Daniels Patreon page (Book Club and Political Education Resources)
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun
Guante (Kyle’s website to pre-order Not a Lot of Reasons to Sing, But Enough)
What’s Good, Man? podcast
All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
We are Owed by Ariana Brown
The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh