If you were to describe what it means to be a man in one word, what would it be and why?
"I would choose honor because it encapsulates whom one is in order for it to be lived, demonstrated, and expressed to those around you. "
Occupation: Self Employed
From: De Kalb, MO
Who is the manliest person you know and why?
"My father. He embodies honesty, integrity, and hard work with a tender heart daily."
Do you wish that you were more masculine why or why not?
"You know, it's funny because I've been told "Hey you are so metro" but that comes through I think in my artistry and my soft tender heart, but most people have no clue that I was raised in the bush, thatched roof, no water, no electricity, you could hand me a pocket knife and throw me somewhere and I'd probably be just fine. But that exterior is not portrayed in who I am, or just like physically or just like kinda if you just meet me, and so I don't know if I would want to be anymore quote "masculine" you know. I fell like I have a pretty decent balance..... So no I do not wish I was anymore masculine."
What advice would you give your younger self about masculinity?
"I don't think I have rested on any one phrase from my dad as much as I have in the last four or five years like this one statement. Which is "You can love the product insurmountable, but until you embrace the process you won't see all of the colors and you won't have a true value for the result or what ends up being the product" and that is basically trying to enforce yourself especially in the hard times to enjoy the process of every season that life throws your way, because, the more that you can get out of it, even if its rough. Of course, when it's not as rough it seems more enjoyable but when it's rough and you think you wanna get through it and want to hit that fast-forward button. But, if you can endure and stay true to the process the product is guaranteed that is what my dad would say, but you will come out looking at that product of what that is and the result of that in your life with feeling victorious..."