The Grauer School recently presented a screening of The Mask You Live In, a documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while navigating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. There was a post-film panel discussion as well, which explored things like the power of providing love and mentoring to young boys, the need for adult figures to be willing to show authentic feelings and vulnerabilities, the impact of violent video games, and how boys that appear to have behavior issues are often hurting underneath a tough exterior. Panelists included Vann Parker, Louis Castrejon, Joe Sigurdson, Billy Moore, Tony Hawk, and Hanalei Vierra, along with moderator Trevor Olson.

The screening and panel discussion were part of The Grauer School’s “Great Conversations” events. Learn more at