Bravery is not a gendered trait

“Bravery is not a gendered trait.” With the torrent of #metoo, #timesup, and #whyididntreport revelations, I sometimes feel like I’ve heard or seen or experienced it all. But, somehow, I keep getting sucker-punched by truths I feel I should have already known. @carolinembpaul threw one of those punches when she said, “Bravery is not a gendered trait,” on an episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman. My brain knew that was true, but when she said that, I realized my heart hadn’t caught up yet. What truths have you heard lately that knocked the wind out of you?

Bravery is not a gendered trait

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. She crafts helpful, science-backed pieces that come straight from the heart. Her writing about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood has appeared in The New York Times, Elemental, Forge, and more.

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