I am speaking to my calling as a male elder in a modern society.
In my mind and heart, I don’t feel any less of a man, but my society has not always treated me as such.
Because of my background of being taught how to be a man of love, I became a Man of Love.
We must foster better awareness of the systemic problems of our society.
The paradigm of the macho man and the silent supportive women is outdated in our modern world.
It is time to finish what we had started…
Awareness empowers you and allows you the ability to attach yourself to the real truths of life and not the reactionary fears of life.
For too long I was an angry black man living in resentment of my personal placement in society, cornering me into the black man in America box.
We are all in the midst of an evolution of human rights, both for men and women.
If you don’t speak your truth you will never know if what you had to say had any worth or meaning.
Like laces on a shoe…
Men are taught from a young age that strong, powerful men are men in complete control of their worlds, even by force.
The joining of our stories allows us to heal together.
I want to create a blueprint of being a man who empowers his family, friends, and community by being his full self.
I cannot change history, but I can do my part to enhance the future story.
When I look back at my life, it makes me want to move forward because there is so much story to be told.