This is Graham & Lucy. Last weekend I was lucky enough to be their celebrant at the stunning Coriole. They are absolute legends and super good looking and we had FUN. Good times. @dan_evans_photography love your work as always.
#authenticselfie I was watching Married at First Sight............I'm sure I've mentioned my addiction to reality TV before right? 😂 To be honest, I see it as a great catalyst for some pretty in depth conversations with my husband, as well as getting me thinking about humans and their interactions, where I sit on certain issues as well as getting more of a bearing on my moral compass. Lasts nights episode really got my blood boiling, and I don't want to name names, because this isn't about shaming people, but I really want to bring to light an issue I feel is facing men, one that is as hurtful and destructive as the one of beauty standards for women, and that is that "real" men don't cry. For once, on a TV show we saw a man cry, a man who was happy to talk about his emotions, and what was he met with? Comments like "Why don't you be a man" and "You need to man up". I was celebrating the diversity that they were showing by having a man who was really comfortable with his emotions, only to then be absolutely appalled at the reactions he was getting. You see they might as well not have had this incredible role model on the show, because it did more damage than good, it confirmed that the world thinks men shouldn't cry and if they do that they get bullied for it. If they hadn't had this man on the show, at least we could still be hopeful in thinking that if a man did cry in 2018 it wouldn't be seen as a sign of having a vagina! This sort of language and these sort of ideals are more destructive than we can imagine, these small moments leave a lasting imprint on the brain, one that will take a huge amount of time to undo. Talking about our feelings, whether we are we are male or female is so important. I am married to a man who is comfortable to show his emotions and he's as much of a man as anyone else. Real men do cry and they are so much better for it!