Episode 9: Robin Mazumder

Robin Mazumder’s first winter in Edmonton was a tough one for him because he was suffering through a state of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a mental health concern that also triggered something he has been dealing with for a long time, depression. Robin took this opportunity not only to help himself with getting a light to help his SAD, but to acquire funding to add more lights in the Public Library for people to use. For that and trying to brighten up winter in Edmonton, he was named one of Avenue’s magazine’s Top 40 person under 40 in 2014.

But most importantly, he was a keen interest in the realm of masculinity, and men’s health. He is dedicated about spaces, how to connect generations, and male mentors. All of which we got a chance to chat about. Listen below:

Robin mentioned two books, the ones that he read on his journey to understand his own manhood: Iron John by Robert Bly and Fire and in the Belly by Sam Keen. Two books I recommend for you to read, they are classics in the study of masculinity and in how men and people shape themselves. I also recommend you reading psychologist Robert Garfield’s “Breaking The Male Code”, which I mentioned during the talk with Robin.

Robin’s blog which I mentioned a lot, is located at

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By German V

My name is German Villegas and I have worked with youth and males in a human service capacity for 5 years plus. It was one of my passions to help out males of all kinds in their quest for their own perfect manhood, and to be a better ally to the many marginalized population in my community and beyond.

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