Saturday, November 01, 2014

A letter of sincere and humble gratitude from Tomas, editor of RAD DAD.

 I find it comforting that I announce the end of RAD DAD magazine on Dia de Los Muertos, a day we honor and celebrate what has passed on, what we’ve lost, what we want to remember.
So it seems fitting RAD DAD should end this way on this day; there’s a symmetry I find reassuring because I also have a secret: RAD DAD was never meant to be just a zine or book or even magazine; it was a plea, a promise, a confrontation, a commitment, an action.
We went on for ten years, released 27 issues, organized countless readings and workshops and meetings. We raised over 9000 dollars and I want to sincerely thanks every person that has supported RAD DAD: the writers, the people who offered up their most vulnerable stories, shared their fears, their mistakes, the wisdom, painful and intense, earned from loving fearlessly and openly, from understanding that revolutions truly do begin and perhaps end with how we create our families.
You all taught us well.
You can still purchase the final issue of RAD DAD for 2014 here as well as back issues and other paraphernalia.
I end with something I wrote about my father who passed away. It’s from RAD DAD 12.

"On his last day alive, my father was feeling good enough to go to the library to get some books for his stay in the hospice. An hour later when he found us, he had a librarian with him holding a box of 27 books, most of them romantic novels. I now have someone to blame for my obsession with romantic comedies. 27 books for a man who had less than a month to live. I laughed and said: papa, how ‘bout like one or two?
My father said: chale, mijo, I can’t decide. They all look good. And plus you never know. You just never know.
Needless to say, we checked out every fucking book in the box and stacked them by his bed that afternoon. 
However, he never got a chance to read any of them because he died that night while I was flying home to gather my children. When I told the story to my daughters, they asked me, in their infinite wisdom, if I knew the titles of the books. I realized I didn’t and immediately picked up the phone and called my brother and asked him to write out all the titles.  Perhaps one day, I’ll read them."

Perhaps one day RAD DAD will be back. Perhaps someone else will start something new that we can support. Perhaps we’ll meet in the streets, kids in tow, ready to help make the world a better place.
Because you never know.
You just never know.


If you are not a subscriber for the 2014 year, there is still time to purchase either (or both) the summer issue out now and the upcoming final issue out in December at  RAD DAD

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The 2015 Fundraising drive starts now!

Here is the link to the re-subscription drive for 2015! Please support us. Also only use the Paypal links to the right for ordering 2014 issues!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rad Dad October Re-Subscription and Fundraising Drive

We made two wonderful issues and will put out the third and final issue of Rad Dad Magazine's 2014 run.

So now we need to see if we can fund 2015.

It's simple really: we have 300 subscribers; if each person resubscribes and gets 2 other people to resubscribes we will have it!

So click on the link below to help us reach out goal and to see some fabulous rewards as well!

Hope to see you all in 2015!

The Rad Dad Collective

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Rad Dad Issue 2 is on its way...

We have sadly sold out of our 1st premiere issue that was released in January 2014 (though some distributors may still have copies!).  But we are excited to present to you Rad Dad Issue 2 to get us through the summer months. We wanted a cover to reclaim father's day from the stereotypes of mainstream fathering, to show a nurturing, loving interaction. With that said, we are so happy to present to you the cover of Rad Dad Magazine: Issue 2. Photo by Heidi Yount and design by Kyle Knobel

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Reclaim Father's Day 2014

As many know Rad Dad is now a magazine, and we are in the midst of our first year releasing three issues. There are ways to get involved: 1. Write for us. Sharing stories is the reason we do this. 2 Ask for it, especially at local grocery stories, baby stores and bookstores. 3. Finally, subscribe or purchase other Rad Dad items.

All the money goes to printing and producing. You are the only way we stay in print.

Options: Order in time for Father's Day!!!

  • Subscriptions for 3, 2, or single issues for the 2014 year.
  • Classic back issues 5 dollars an issue (available 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24).
  • The Compilation Book of the First Ten Issues.
  • Rad Dad tote bag!

See paypal buttons to the right

Or send checks to
PO Box 3555
Berkeley, CA 94703

Monday, March 17, 2014

Here is the link to the new Rad Dad Website.

However, if you want to subscribe 3,2, or 1 issues), purchase classic back issues, or get the Compilation Book of 1-10 please you the Paypal links on the right!

And in April look for the call for submissions and a 50/50 fundraising drive: 50 new subscribers in all fifty states!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rad Dad Update!

Rad Dad The Magazine is out! Please ask for it where you shop. Help us get it in the stores and community spaces you love! Come to our release events if you can! Or help us organize one where you live.

Subscriptions keep us going.  Please use the link to subscribe for the rest of 2014 for your family or the the rad people in your life!

Bay Area Events:

Adobe Books
7:00 - 9:00 pm
3130 24th Street, San Francisco
Readings, Mingling, Community Building

Berkeley Farmer’s Market
11-1 pm
Rad Families Meet and Greet with Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz, founding editors of Hip Mama and Rad Dad. Plus cover artist Robert Trujillo and other contributors!

Arlene Francis Center
7:30 - 9:00 pm
6th St, Santa Rosa
Readings, Mingling, Community Building

Wednesday, February 26th
Purple Thistle Centre
7:30 - 9:00 pm
975 Vernon Dr, Vancouver BC
Coast Salish Territories

Friday, February 28th
Orca Books
7:00 - 8:30 pm
In conjunction with Bellies and Buffalos
509 E. 4th Ave, Olympia

Saturday, March 1st
Black Coffee Co-Op
7:30 - 9:00 pm
501 E. Pine St, Seattle

Sunday, March 2nd
Reading Frenzy
5:00 – 7:00 pm
3628 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland