When media constantly portrays lack of emotional expression as a brave or even heroic trait it reinforces very harmful ideas about manhood.
— Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes) June 2, 2015
For the 900th time, I’m trying to get into the daily blogging habit. But, I don’t want to write about WordPress, everyday, and when I do, I don’t want to just talk about WordPress business or tutorials. I want to share more of my story. But, that puts me in an emotionally vulnerable space. It’s scary and the fear holds me back.
How much of it is because, as hard as I push back, I’m still subject to the “be a man” gender-conditioning of our culture, I don’t know. It would be a shame if I put all this work into this awesome platform for people to make their voices heard, without telling the stories that I desperately want to tell. I hope, that by naming this fear, I’ll empower myself, or others — men, women and those in between and beyond a like — to conquer this fear.