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 freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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