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Hey, I'm Blake.

I started BlakeWrites because I got tired of only ever seeing one type of masculinity. 

For far too long, it seemed like everywhere I looked, the only guys I saw being represented and celebrated were white, ripped, wealthy, and straight. They didn't look, act, or live like my friends and I. When I read about their experiences or the advice that they gave, I could tell that I wasn't the audience they had in mind. 

So, I decided to create a publication for the guys like me who felt the same way– guys whose experience of masculinity didn't rely on such a narrow interpretation of what it means to be a man. I wanted to create a space where transmen, black men, working class men, plus-sized men, men with varying degrees of physical ability, and non-binary masc folks could all come together as a brotherhood; where none of us would be expected to fit in a narrow box of what it means to be a man.

 
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