Men’s tears and cries for help tend to be rare, because most men have been conditioned to keep it to themselves. But this has caused a huge crisis. Men tend to reach their breaking points alone, and without support. It is heartbreaking and needs to change. Today’s guest is on a mission to make this change.
Men’s tears and cries for help tend to be rare, because most men have been conditioned to keep it to themselves.
As a result, men tend to reach their breaking points alone, and without support. It breaks my heart.
Today’s Man Alive podcast guest, Dxtr Spits, is on a mission to change the narrative around men’s mental health, by bringing men together to share honest stories in safe spaces. The founder of How Men Cry, as well as a hip hop and spoken word artist, Dxtr recognizes the importance of men crying out, and being heard.
In our important conversation, we discussed:
- Destigmatizing mental health
- The importance of consoling oneself
- How common it is for men to feel they have to go it alone
- The conditioning for men to avoid saying what they feel
- How Men Cry’s platform does not just refer to physical tears, but also the ways men cry out from wounds and trauma
Dxtr is a powerful example of a man who has come to love and respect himself, giving him the freedom to cry, and to cry out. I want all men to have this kind of freedom! When you’re done with this one, check out this episode about what to do with your tears.
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Jordan “Dxtr Spits” Holmes was raised in a Maryland suburb of Washington D.C. His curious mind led him to become a jack of all trades as a scientist/engineer, musician, spoken word artist, and entrepreneur. Holmes graduated from Virginia Tech where he got his degree as a Materials Science Engineer and met his mentor Dr. Nikki Giovanni.
He began the pursuit of his music career as Dxtr Spits, a witty, impactful, and energized lyricist. Holmes is the Founder and CEO of “Onli Packs”, an apparel and backpack brand that utilizes art from local artists. He prioritizes community reinvestment and creates community support initiatives utilizing his company and brands. His versatility and hustle has landed him attention locally and nationally including: NPR, The Chicago Tribune, Vocalo Radio, Voyage Chicago, & These Days News.