What advice, in regards to masculinity, would you give your younger self?
I keep having conversations with my younger self and just trying to figure out, not what went wrong, but what was going on in that moment. I grew up Muslim in Mozambique where the ideal man is strong, is masculine; a little boy supposed to play outside and get hurt and all of that.
I would love to tell myself and younger people, that it’s fine, you’re fine, be whoever you are. Whatever you identify as, is what you are and no-one can ever take that away simply because of what you do, what you look like; it’s yours and no-one can take it away from you.
How do you see masculinity changing?
I hope that every aspect and boundary that has been created before us, before our generation — a man should wear pants, a man should be powerful, a woman should wear skirts and be vulnerable — should be broken down.
I think it’s getting to a point where I see less binaries and there are a lot of people expressing themselves as they please, but for me, the future should have zero boundaries to what a man or a woman should be and how they should act or how anyone should act.