RANT #7: Toxic masculinity on display in AV event production

Toxic masculinity refers to the notion that some people’s idea of “manliness” perpetuates domination, manipulation, and aggression.

Ok, this Rant literally took me several months of consideration if I should release it or not. It’s not an easy topic to address nor to talk about. In the best-case scenario, I expect to be misunderstood, maybe my motives to be called into question for releasing this episode, and for my experiences to be downplayed. Let it be so then because I know my experience is not an isolated one, and there are many women in the AV event production industry that have quietly carried the weight of their experiences and stories alone, not having the courage to speak up, or being afraid of the consequences to be paid for speaking up.

The truth is, there will always be consequences, that’s the reality of the times we live in, some consequences will be larger than others, some more impactful than others. I am ready to take my share by releasing this episode. You, the listener, be the judge of it and if you do identify even slightly with what I am sharing, please add your voice to the choir. Nobody should have to feel alone when sharing parts of their story.

Let’s be there for each other!


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