• What happened after I shared my story of sexual abuse.

    Thanks to Jeremy for being brave enough to write this post for us and to raise awareness on issues of male sexual abuse. Feel free to reach out to him on twitter at https://mobile.twitter.com/jak_jeremy I am a male survivor of longterm (10years) childhood sexual abuse. I am straight, 35 years old I disclosed publicly at 24. It was done on impulse when I saw the abuser at a public place with a young boy. Most straght male survivors of same-sex abuse don’t disclose for 25-30 years if at all. I know a few straght male survivors, all of the ones I know did not disclose until they were well established…

  • I almost died

    Trigger warning – suicide Thanks to Jaycob for agreeing to do this, it isn’t easy sharing your story and speaking out, you can follow him on twitter at https://mobile.twitter.com/jaycm1344It’s 2019, and we still haven’t gotten there yet. It’s 2019 and we still cant talk about mental health. It’s 2019 and still, each day, 123 people a day die by suicide, 79% of those being male. When are we going to get past this “Stiff upper lip” mentality for men and come to the realization that men have emotions, men feel things, we don’t HAVE to be these stoic figures that the world has wanted us to be for so long. …

  • My country my pride : South Africa

    When I was invited to collaborate on this, I was so excited! The idea of this series is to shed some light on the misconceptions people tend to have about a certain country – this, of course, makes South Africa the perfect country to be featured. As a third-world country, South Africa is really not all that bad. Although referred to as a “shithole-country” by Mr. Donald Trump, South Africa has some amazing qualities and I intend on elaborating more on them in this article. But first, let’s nip the biggest misconception in the bud: South Africa has much more to it than just wildlife! Therefore, I will not even…

  • What men don’t talk about by Stephen Howard

    Abuse. It’s something very few people are willing to talk about, but men most of all. Doubly so if they have been the ones abused. It’s not really any surprise considering the level of shame that comes with it, and when you have family member stuffing it down, pretending it doesn’t exist. Worse yet, they are in it. What does this create? A lot of broken men who are told that their feelings don’t matter and that they need to suck it up and deal with it. After all, men don’t cry, right? Breaking the Stigma Contrary to popular opinion, men actually feel things very deeply. Our emotions are like…

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