I gave this documentary recommendation to a counseling client the other day – The Mask You Live In, and was reminded that I haven’t made a post about it, so here it is.
“The Mask You Live In” is a powerful film about the cultural ideals, rules and roles men and boys are taught and held to in this country. It details the impacts of trying to be strong, stoic, cool and never show weakness. (I call this “the man box”).
If you’re a man, a father, a wife, or the mother of a boy – I think it’s a great piece to let you in on what the men in your life are really held to – and how limiting that can be.
I found this movie a couple of years ago, right before embarking on The ManKind Project’s trainings, and it was a useful lead into the work – becoming a full, authentic, whole-hearted masculine man.
If you’re a Netflix member, you can stream it there now!