Redefining What It Means To "Be A Man"

December 28, 2017

When talking about body positivity in fashion, a lot of the focus is on women, but it's an issue that knows no gender. Tarik Carroll, founder of The EveryMan Project, and James Anthony, Editor-In-Chief at Riot Bear, are challenging the way men are portrayed in the media.

Carroll says that it's time to stop defining what it means to be a man. "Men can wear makeup and dresses." The EveryMan Project is an ongoing visual series of photos and videos that chronicles the relationships men have with toxic masculinity and body image.

Anthony's online style magazine Riot Bear focuses on body pride. He was inspired to create the site based on his blog of the same name that he started in 2007. Riot Bear showcases fashion for the big, burly guys out there.