It’s been several months now since the launch of Familiar Minds. During this time, I’ve only had two submissions by men: Jako Borren on his brother and Lieutenant Garry Jones on his own depression. While only two men submitted entries, roughly half of the other accounts written by women were about their fathers, brothers, nephews and sons. So, I’m wondering then why don’t I have more submissions and inquiries by men, on their own experience or about their own family members? Indeed, they are out there. I can count almost a dozen recent conversations I’ve had with men about their personal family stories. Frankly, I’m speaking about my own family too. I would like my own brother to share his own reflections on what it felt like for him to watch his/our brother Tim struggle.
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