In my family’s minds, muscles are a kind of insurance policy against the dangers black men face.
When I was a freshman, I had to take and pass a health / sex-ed class. But that requirement was cut two years ago because of funding constraints. Now, the lack of sexual health knowledge is clear on my campus.
Even the strongest lgbtqqia advocates I know, struggle with the T part. Trans-gender.
Let’s be clear– I didn’t start wearing a bra because I really wanted one but rather, because all the fifth grade girls called me disgusting for not wearing one.