"They said I would inherit the Earth one day so no one could know I was weak"
Within the black community it is a largely considered stereotype that black boys must be taught to be masculine. In most senses of the word this means to have less emotion than women, to show no weakness and position themselves as strong. As this is considered to be the ‘norm,’ masculinity is rarely deconstructed in the same way as femininity has been.
In light of Black History Month, BBDC (Black Boys Don't Cry) is a project designed to deconstruct the ideals of black masculinity and manhood in the 21st century. BBDC is led by three creative mediums (spoken word, videography and photography) to bring to light the challenges that young black men face in today’s society.
Note: Doors open 6pm.