It is our duty as awakened men to create a community that embraces masculinity in its new form. We must teach our young men that it is ok to feel. We must make it clear to them that they should be respectful towards womxn.
I am now more cognizant about how I take up space as a man. In meetings, I take a step back and make sure there is room for womxn to speak their truth. I now make an active effort to reflect on my own male privilege and what that means in the greater society we live in.
When we peel back the many layers of who we are as men, we learn a lot about the true essence of manhood. True masculine power exists in understanding that vulnerability, courage, compassion, and the ability to take strong action are not opposing forces, in fact, they are complimentary.
For reasons both personal and professional, I’ve been on a bit of research kick around the idea of confidence. The short version of the story is that I came to a realization recently that I will never achieve any of my goals and desires if I don’t figure out how to get more self-confidence.