How Discovering Healthy Masculinity Impacted My Life and Work

Removing fear fostered a culture of inclusion

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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.

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This story first appeared in the Feb. 15, 2021, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.