How old are you and where are you located?
I’m 46 years old & live in Los Angeles.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m married to my soul mate, love my life & spend the majority of my time working on creative endeavors that I enjoy — Acting, writing, (life) coaching, & entrepreneurial businesses.
What is important for you when choosing underwear?
Comfort & fit, mostly that they don’t squeeze my nuts.
How does Badami’s underwear compare/standout to other brands you’ve worn?
The quality of materials is superior - soft but durable. And the attention to detail is peerless.
How has toxic masculinity affected you personally? How have you/are you working to grow from it?
As someone who was primarily raised by my mother, had mostly female bosses (before becoming an entrepreneur), & having a wife that I’ve never seen as anything but an equal, I’m not aware of a ton of it in my immediate life. I think both masculinity & femininity in themselves are beautiful.
Having said that, the form of toxic masculinity that is part of the air we breathe is the antiquated belief that boys shouldn’t express their emotions. This is certainly changing, but I’ve sensed the pressure most of my life to be somewhat stoic. This is something I still live in tension with. I’m committed to fully express myself & my emotions, but it’s sometimes easier said than done. Therapy, coaching, & acting have definitely been instrumental in my growth in that area.
What would you like to say to others that look like you or maybe on the same career path as you?
All hard work brings a profit…eventually. Tenacity is everything. The long-game is the only game.
How have you witnessed your own manhood (or manhood as a whole) evolve in the last few years?
I think there is a shift in manhood in general toward recognizing the reality & the gift of the power of femininity.