Myself in Public

Be Brave Web Site - About

This is taken from the About Page on the Be Brave web site: (Once on this site, click on the main banner "Be Brave" to access articles).

"You probably know that girls feel an unspoken pressure to be beautiful, but did you also know that boys feel a similar pressure to be unemotional? It’s true. 

Girls look around and see magazines and websites full of photoshopped pictures and use those images to define for themselves what women “should” look like. Boys look around and see tv shows and movies full of superhero-like men and use those characters to define for themselves what men “should” act like.

The trouble with this is showing emotion and vulnerability is how humans connect. Boys who grow up trying to be fearless and unemotional prevent themselves from forming close relationships with people around them. Without social support, it becomes much more likely that these young men will resort to anger, violence and/or addictive emotion numbing activities and substances to soothe themselves during difficult times.

Be Brave is here to give young men who have been impacted by these messages the tools they need to reclaim their right to feel and connect with the people around them."


The "next" and "previous" buttons on the bottom of each page work on internal ID numbers which are not numeric for the actual next page. It will bring up only the next numeric ID page for this site. To follow each section on the site in order use the left hand side menus throughout. Basically ignore these "next" and "previous" buttons. Must be a failing of free templates!


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