Beyonce turned me on to this lady in her song Flawless. I finally got a chance to listen to the speech from which some of the song lyrics came while editing, serendipitously enough, work for @DiversityExec magazine. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is funny and engaging, but it is her message about raising our daughters and sons differently that struck the strongest chord in me. Her discussion of how we stifle young boys humanity is powerful, as is her critique of how we tend to perpetuate a very narrow definition of masculinity. From there it is a short walk to some of the gender and diversity-related problems we experience as adults inide the workplace and out of it. …” the more ‘hard man’ a man feels compelled to be, the weaker his ego is…”
Check it out. It’s worth the time. It’s refreshing, and to me, undeniably truthful.