Many men struggle to talk with other people about how they feel, especially with other men. Just as women, men have feelings, emotions, and struggles so we need to not forget about our men’s mental health.
We are dedicating this issue to our men to talk about things from why it’s ok for a man to get a pedicure, the importance of honoring and lifting men, topics that men enjoy like, the ultimate man cave, or a home cigar lounge, basketball, football, how to shop for your sports car or luxury car, how they can easily keep up with their hair and even a story of a Latino male pilot and how he followed his dreams all the way from Ecuador to Reading Pa.
We must understand that we were taught for way too long that this is for girls, and this is for boys. They still tell boys these days to “man up,” men don’t cry or show emotion and that is still leading men to trouble as they raise their kids the same way and this is how they try to manage their relationships at home or even at work and usually end up failing. Teaching them to talk vs to strike or walk out can help strengthen their relationships. Showing emotion is for humans not just for women.
In this edition, there is an article by Ebony McNeil, the founder of The Forge, a men’s group. Please learn about The Forge and how it helps men from all walks of life. I love everything about this group for men. They even accept professional clothing donations to help men to go out on interviews or just to dress or feel better.
For you ladies out there that were taught that a man is just to work and provide, you have it all wrong, men also struggle with work-life balance, and we need to be more supportive of them. Many men are really helping out with housework, cooking dinner or meals, doing the laundry, helping with schoolwork, and some even painting their daughter’s nails, ask Andre Young or the Rock. Ladies let’s support our men they need our support.
Rosa Julia Parra
Founder and Editor of Palo Magazine