Let’s Hear It for the Dads Who Expand What It Means to ‘Be a Man’

This Father’s Day, we are celebrating the dads and father figures who model whole, healthy masculinity. These are the fathers who laugh when they’re happy, cry when they’re sad, and aren’t afraid to ask for help when they need it. They are the dads who love sports and theater, who wash the car and the dishes, and who bring home the bacon from the office and the grocery store. These are the fathers who defy a limited definition of masculinity and truly demonstrate what is it to #BeAModelMan. If this describes a father or role model in your life, join us with a donation in his honor.

More and more, evidence is showing the important role that fathers play in developing their children’s healthy self-esteem. And you can play a role too! In support of The Representation Project’s efforts to grow our masculinity work, The Miner Anderson Family Foundation is generously matching all donations up to $10,000 – essentially doubling your donation to help us do more of this work. Please donate today!

With your support, The Representation Project will expand the number of people, schools, and communities engaged in creating a world free of gender stereotypes and social injustice. Let’s make it easier to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that all of our children can fulfill their human potential.


Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team

WATCH: Wise Words From Two Great Dads


With Father’s Day this Sunday we’re excited to share our new video featuring two great dads who embody our call to ‪#‎BeAModelMan‬. Check out the video and share it with your dad, your friends, or a male role model who makes a difference in your life. Together, let’s celebrate the men who are raising a healthier generation of young people.

Representation Around the Web

“Finally, to girls everywhere, I am with you. On nights when you feel alone, I am with you. When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you. I fought everyday for you. So never stop fighting, I believe you.” – The powerful letter the Stanford sexual assault survivor read aloud to her attacker via BuzzFeed

  • The Huffington Post: 5 Awesome Feminist Documentaries That You Need to See Right Now
  • Colorlines: Brian Banks on Brock Turner’s Sexual Assault Sentence: ‘It’s a Case of Privilege’
  • The Daily Beast: CNN Anchor Reads Rape Victim’s Letter On-Air
  • The Huffington Post: The Conversation You Must Have with Your Sons
  • SBS Australia: David Pocock’s Call for a New Definition of Masculinity
  • BuzzFeed: Maisie Williams Rewrote this Sexist Headline and the Result Was Perfect
  • Metro: This New ‘Sexual Consent and Tea’ Video from the Police Is Brilliant
  • Los Angeles Times: Women in Media
  • The Huffington Post: She’s More than a Symbol: Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination
  • The Huffington Post: The Top 10 Laws of Love in the Bachelorette Universe
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Al Jazeera journalist, David Klion, responding to the Orlando massacre
via The Representation Project on Instagram