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I definitely outsourced all my examples of male role models. It wasn’t conscious at first, but once I realized the only way for me to become a man was to choose what I thought were positive characteristics and attributes, I started looking everywhere.
I understood how to move and shake about the world, and go unseen. Kind of like wearing camoflauge.
I’m one of them, but I’m not. I wasn't really accepted. It just felt like looking in a mirror and not seeing myself—just seeing them—this table of black kids looking back at me.
I think it’s about an idea. Saying there’s something bigger than yourself, and that you’re trying to use yourself as a vehicle to communicate an idea.
America is like a brand new business suit with dirty underwear. We just know how to cover that shit up, no pun intended.