Fri, Jun 16|
Golden Hawaii Barbershop
Father's Day Barber Shop event
In honor of Father's Day, we invite our bereaved dads to gather, talk story, get styled and have time and space together over pizza.
Time & Location
Jun 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Golden Hawaii Barbershop, 3472 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
About the Event
This therapeutic monthly event is an opportunity for Let Grace In to acknowledge our bereaved Dad's and love on you by offering a seat in the barber chair and be pampered. It's also an opportunity for our Dads to relax and companion one another on this grief journey as we navigate our individual paths. Mahlao Rena Hoaglen of Vigil Hair Company and Golden Hawaii Barbershop for partnering with us to bring this event to our Fathers.
Going to the barbershop is an intimate, trusting experience as well as a wonderful opportunity for men to gather and share life stories. After spending time in this community setting and taking time for self-care, men can walk out feeling great.
Check out this story about The Confess Project that applies to our LGI dad community as well:
With the barbershop being an ideal place for men to open up and share, Lorenzo Lewis of decided barbers are in a unique position to listen and be there for their clients. This was one of the few safe spaces where men felt comfortable to share their feelings openly, he told Arkansas Online.
In 2016, Lewis formed The Confess Project, a community-led initiative that trains barbers as mental health advocates, focusing on reaching men who may be reluctant to seek support from therapists.
Matt Dillion, who owns a barbershop that participates in 'The Confess Project' explained to Arkansas Online why he agrees that barber shops are the ideal venue. "This is our country club. There's fellowship, and it's an outlet for our culture, and there's that feeling when you're around guys that have been through what you're going through."
Opening up and sharing is healing, both mentally and physically. Speaking about one’s emotions and being listened to in an accepting way provides a major boost to mental health, as reported in a study from the University of Amsterdam. Another study shows that when people share their emotions, they tend to have stronger immune systems.
But because of societal expectations around masculinity, some men struggle with opening up about their feelings. Lewis’ grassroots organization is dedicated to providing a holistic solution addressing the needs of men who may benefit from mental health services.
PARKING FOR THE EVENT WILL BE IN THE BARBER SHOP LOT RESERVED FOR LET GRACE IN.