If you follow James Fell on social media, you already know the author is a gem. He always has the most creative, and sometimes cutting, way to express the changes we need to make in our society. He recently shared an aching poem that resonated with him about toxic masculinity and declared that May 5th be known as International Day of Battling Internalized Toxic Masculinity.
This day is needed but so is simply not teaching toxic masculinity. If only we could create a world like that. I know so many men who've had to move past their own upbringings for this very reason. The poem itself is heartbreaking and depicts how a boy has to battle his own heart.
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