Tomas Moniz

Tomas Moniz

Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and a writer for the award-winning zine Rad Dad.

Looking for radical parenting community, he created Rad Dad to provide the space for parents (particularly fathers) to share, commiserate and plan with each other, and to support each other in challenging patriarchy one diaper at a time. As China Martens has said, “Tomas has been the most vocal voice within zines trying to start and keep a discussion within this aspect of radical politics and parenthood.”  His writing has been included in many zines about parenting as well as in the books My Mother Wears Combat Boots and Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind.

He’s been making zines since the late ’90s, and his most current project is the serialized zine novella, Without Words & Without Kneeling, which began in September 2010 and will continue a chapter a month for twelve months. As Jami Sailor, longtime zinemaker, explained, “I enjoyed Without Words & Without Kneeling and am impressed with Moniz’s concept. I really love seeing zinemakers expand on the current concepts and definitions of what constitutes a zine.”

He is the father of three children and lives with a menagerie of animals in Berkeley, California.


Rad Families: A Celebration

Rad Families: A Celebration

SKU: 9781629632308
Editor: Tomas Moniz • Foreword by Ariel Gore
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629632308
Published: 10/2016
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 296
Subjects: Family-Relationships

Praise

“Rad dads, rad families, rad children. These stories show us that we are not alone. That we don’t have all the answers. That we are all learning.”
—Nikki McClure, illustrator, author, parent

“Rad Families is the collection for all families.”
—Innosanto Nagara, author/illustrator of A Is for Activist

“This collection takes the anaesthetized myth of parenting and reminds us what intimacy looks like. . . . The contributors describe the contours of family in a way that resonates.”
—Virgie Tovar, editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion

“Want a thriving family raising magical kids, building beloved community, and rooted in a vision of liberation that frees us all of white supremacist hetero-patriarchy? Read this book.”
—Chris Crass, author of Towards Collective Liberation

“I love this book! Wonderfully written, tenderly honest, unabashedly hilarious, deeply important stories from the messy beautiful world of real-life parenting. Thank goodness it exists.”
—Michelle Tea, author of How to Grow Up



Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood

Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood

SKU: 9781604864816
Editors: Jeremy Adam Smith and Tomas Moniz
Publisher: PM Press/Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 9781604864816
Published: 9/2011
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 200
Subjects: Parenting, Politics, Sociology

Praise

“Rad Dad gives voice to egalitarian parenting and caregiving by men in a truly radical fashion, with its contributors challenging traditional norms of what it means to be a father and subverting paradigms, while making you laugh in the process. With its thoughtful and engaging stories on topics like birth, stepfathering, gender, politics, pop culture, and the challenges of kids growing older, this collection of essays and interviews is a compelling addition to books on fatherhood.”  —Jennifer Silverman, co-editor, My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

“With a diverse, smart, and political collection of contributors, Rad Dad will be an instant classic among the new generation of parents whose parenting intersects with their politics. There’s no way you can put this book down without feeling both inspired and entertained by the bold honesty and fierce love heard in these voices.”  —Jessica Mills, author of My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

Rad Dad is one of the most important voices on the planet—at once parental, political, feminist, humble, and full of heart. In Rad Dad, none of our assumptions about parenting, gender, or the way things ‘have to be’ in the world go unexplored.”  —Ariel Gore, author of Bluebird: On Women and Happiness and The Hip Mama Survival Guide

“Rad Dad is a rattlebag of the rough-hewn and the polished, the insightful and the infuriating, the comic and the sublime. But it’s always passionate, critical and, in moments, heart-stopping. In short: Rad Dad is fab.” —Raj Patel, author ofThe Value of Nothing

“Rad Dad is a book about all the shapes and sizes that dads come in, united by the simple narrative thread of man and his children. Read the book and love your kids.  It’s that simple.”  —Tom Matlack, co-founder of The Good Men Project



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