I’m going to tell you a secret.
Since I was young, maybe 8 or 10 years old, I’ve never had a male role model.
To be clear, I did grow up with a father. My parents never split, and while they had their issues – I wondered at times if they should have divorced – for the most part I grew up in a stable environment. I disagreed with my dad (and still do) on plenty of things, but generally we get along and have made our peace on most of the details. Of course, I would do it differently if I had children…perhaps that’s a fairly standard response considering the generational gap (I’m 29, my dad is 72).
But, when I think about men I admired growing up there is an empty space.
Searching for role models
My dad taught me some important things, like the value of hard…
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