Thursday, November 09, 2017

Quote of the day

"My father's death has given me a lot. It has given me a lifelong love of women, of their grittiness and hardiness - traits that we are not supposed to value as feminine. It has also given me a love of men, of their vulnerability and tenderness - traits that we do not foster as masculine or allow ourselves to associate with masculinity."

I'm certainly not the first to flag this up, but comedian Aisling Bea's piece for the Guardian about coming to terms with her father's suicide is an incredibly powerful read. It took Robin Williams' suicide, last year's Grayson Perry documentary series All Man and a box of things from her dad's work desk to change her perspective and encourage her to open up about it.

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