This is a comment by Josh Van Vliet on the post “I Can Finally Say I Am Proud to Be a Man“.
Our challenge as men is to redefine what it means to “be a man” for each of us, to express who we truly are. I also don’t fit into the traditional macho man stereotype — I love singing, dancing, baking, among many other typically “non-masculine” activities, and have often shied away from sharing all of who I am with people out of fear. One thing I’ve found incredibly helpful is finding a community of people who love me for every part of who I am. So rock on, Casey, for having the courage to be who you really are.
Larry, thank you so much for such a beautiful, honest, courageous article. Your journey is inspiring, and so important — I believe that by taking back what it means to “be a man,” you’re not only setting yourself free, you are setting an example to so many other men who want the same for themselves, but don’t know how to do it. Thanks for your leadership
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