If you were to describe what it means to be a man in one word, what would it be and why?
"I would choose dichotomy. Because being a man is a dichotomy. We are expected to be strong yet weak, be a provider and protector while also being loving and nurturing. Strong in the face of hardship, yet soft and emotional at times as well. At its core, being a man is the expectation to be things which are in opposition to other things which we are expected to be."
Who is the manliest person you know and why?
"My paternal grandfather. He was a WWII vet, small business owner, and grew up on a farm. He was one of the toughest men I've ever known. Yet his kindness and love he showed still impacts my life twenty years after his death."
Occupation: Private Practice Therapist & Writer
From: Paola, KS