Man Enough to Care, a Wayfarer Studios production, is both a celebration of the love and care and a recognition of the time, energy and personal sacrifice that comes with taking care of someone you love. This timely and vital roundtable discussion breaks down various challenges in the often invisible and undervalued role of caregiver, led by actor/director Justin Baldoni (Jane the Virgin, Clouds, Five Feet Apart) and featuring former NFL star Devon Still, actor Nathan Kress (iCarly, Star Wars Rebels) and author & comedian Zach Anner (If At Birth You Don’t Succeed, Rollin’ With Zach) and long-term care expert Robert Espinoza.
We aim to fundamentally transform how we value care in our culture for the truly essential work that it is, partnering with the leading nonprofit organization in this space, Caring Across Generations, to create this uniquely vulnerable, empathic and uplifting exploration of what it means to care for and be cared for as a man in modern society.
By publicly sharing these videos and your caregiving experiences, we are asking people to join the movement to build a culture of care: where caring is considered a strength and part of a newly-expanded notion of masculinity, and the work of care is valued, compensated, and supported.
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ABOUT CARING ACROSS GENERATIONS
Since 2011, Caring Across Generations has been building a movement of all ages and backgrounds to transform the way we care. As the leading intersectional nonprofit and campaign in the space, Caring Across Generations works to transform our culture of care by getting people to recognize and value care — and the emotional, financial and personal sacrifices that come with it — as a collective responsibility. Caring Across Generations develops innovative policies starting at the state level to make quality care more accessible and these policies then fuel campaigns where field partners educate communities, organize activists and pressure elected officials. We elevate stories of caregivers and we shift culture to value care and embrace aging so the policies we fight for can take root and we reach our ultimate goal: a world where everyone can age with dignity, and caregivers are respected and supported.
For more information, please visit caringacross.org.
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Being a caregiver is a special role, full of joy and challenges, vulnerability and strength. The 21 million male caregivers in this country know this, as they provide compassionate love, care, and support every day. But because traditional masculinity doesn’t always value vulnerability and care, men who are caregiving can feel more isolated and less supported than other caregivers. Caring for those we love is one of the things that makes us human, and many of us will be caregivers at some point in our lives.
Do you have a caregiving story you want to share? When you share your story and experience as a caregiver, you are illustrating the strength that it takes to care for someone, and normalizing caregiving as a man. Your story will show other caregivers that they are valued and not alone.
Do you want to join a powerful and supported community of caregivers?