Human Parts
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Human Parts

The Unlikely Encounter That Made Me Confront My Male Fragility

How stopping my car for a stranger changed my perspective on masculinity and service

Photo: Carson Masters/Unsplash

II drive a couple of blocks and the streets get darker. As I near my Powderhorn home, domestic boulevards overtake the lights of the small commercial center in my rearview. It’s just past 11:30 p.m.

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Matthew R. Manning

Matthew R. Manning

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Writing as resistance. Words on identity, race, masculinity, and mental health.