Was there an event or ritual that made it clear to you?
BuzzFeed produced this video describing how boys become men in 13 different cultures around the world. Watch and listen, and take notes in case it jogs your memory or otherwise prompts you to write on the subject!
Tell us your story!
When you write, please be sure to include information about the country where you transitioned and a little about the culture to give the reader some perspective.
For the list of sources used in this video, click here.
Here is a related article on GMP:
The journey from boyhood to manhood doesn’t happen overnight.
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