toxic masculinity’s been killing’ me for far too long
not an excuse but it’s been used to hurt the people that i love with the things that i’ve done wrong

if only my skin were thicker
and if only my balls were bigger
and if only i wasn’t such a goddamn pussy
then maybe i’d be doin’ better

probably not

you can take what’s in my pants, i don’t want it
you can take what’s in my head, i don’t want it

is my body a temple? or is it a weapon? or is it a workshop? or is it a garden to grown in and fight through the weeds and the spider mites that keep me from flourishing?

power, control, and manipulation are the basis of our gendered education
there’s a difference between having power over someone and feeling empowered and the former scares the shit out of me

emasculate me

no matter the gender we have to remember, theres so much to unlearn
no matter the gender you have to remember, theres so much to unlearn
and it’s not pretty

bang bang bang, does a boy become a man? or is he just another cog in the man-made machine?


from fail better, heal faster, released August 31, 2017


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