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Diary of a Wimpy Dad

Workshop - Diary of a Wimpy Dad

Diary of a Wimpy Dad

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT, Mountlake Terrace
5602 232nd Street SW #106
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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What does it mean to be a “real” man? Traditional definitions include adjectives like tough, strong, independent, and unemotional. To act otherwise is considered to be “wimpy.” Like many guys growing up in this culture, I unconsciously and consciously accepted the traditional male stereotype. However, over the years as I have raised 3 children, I have come to understand that what is needed to be a good dad is often the exact opposite of the “real man” stereotype. The more I embrace my “wimpiness,” the better dad, husband and person I become.

Presented by Fred Capestany.


Fred Capestany
Fred Capestany
The son of Cuban immigrants, Fred Capestany was born and raised in Seattle. Along with his 7 brothers & sisters, Fred grew up in the Mt Baker neighborhood, a racially and economically diverse community in the South End of Seattle. Fred has worked in education and non-profits throughout his professional career. Currently, Fred is the Director of College Support at Rainier Scholars, an educational access organization for students of color who are the first in their families to attend college. Fred is an experienced sexuality educator who has worked for Planned Parenthood and the Seattle School District. For the past two years, Fred has presented puberty workshops for 10-12 year old boys through an organization called Great Conversations. Fred graduated from Whitman College in 1986 and earned his MA in Education from Seattle University in 1999. He lives in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle with his wife, Sheila, and their three teenaged children.


PEPS offers events so that parents and expecting parents can learn from experts on parenting topics in a comfortable environment. Babes-in-arms under 3 months are welcome. We cannot accommodate children over 3 months.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Registration fee is $10 for 1 adult. PEPS works
with partners in the community and strives to keep the cost very low. Financial assistance is available upon request (email carim@peps.org).

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