How Discovering Healthy Masculinity Impacted My Life and Work

Removing fear fostered a culture of inclusion

Healthy masculinity affects everything from allyship to leadership. Kacy Burdette

I learned most of my lessons about manhood by observing men’s behaviors around me and absorbing the negative stereotypes depicted on my television screen of men who looked like me. A product of a single-parent home raised by an immigrant family, I was also encouraged to act manly and mature before I could grasp the weight of that responsibility.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 15, 2021, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
Adweek opinion contributor Jason Rosario is Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at BBDO Worldwide, Inc.