Had a great visit with the Stay Solid! Reading Group at The Purple Thistle last week. The group has been meeting since January and tackling chapters of Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth. This week, we discussed readings from the “Mental Wellness” and “Relationships” chapters.
Rad Dad is coming to town!
Tomas Moniz, founding editor of Rad Dad, a Bay Area-based national parenting magazine will be in Vancouver on February 26th as part of a series of “relaunch celebrations.”
Rad Dad is the winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s best local zine and Utne Magazine’s Independent Media Award. The magazine strives to reflect the diverse, eclectic experience of fathering and parenting from a radical perspective. You can also check out Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood, an anthology of the best pieces from Rad Dad and the blog Daddy Dialectic, which both explore parenting as political territory.
The celebration is an all-ages event and will be held at The Purple Thistle in East Vancouver. Other folks in attendance include the wonderful Carla Joy Bergman, Nick Flynn, and Dani Burlison. I’ll be in attendance and reading an excerpt from Stay Solid!
Check out the Facebook event invite here.
At long last, Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth has arrived!
If you’re looking for some inspiration, information, encouragement, or a unique perspective on life matters, this is essential reading. With over 150 contributors, the book travels widely across subjects ranging from family and immigration to indigenous struggle and mental health.
Check out my two (brief) pieces:
- “How to Heal a Broken Heart in 10 Steps” (Relationships chapter)
- “What Does An Activist Look Like? Or, The Revolution Within: A Story” (Getting Older chapter)
Visit The Purple Thistle’s Facebook page to find out more about the book and upcoming events to celebrate its release.