This Latino poet and actor is on a mission to end toxic masculinity

By Nicole Acevedo

Colombian-American award-winning poet and actor Carlos Andrés Gómez, 36, is pretty open about his emotions and his active role as a father.

“I cry every day, I change my daughter’s diapers,” Gómez told NBC News.

But it wasn’t always like that.

The author of the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood and actor (he was in Spike Lee’s “Inside Man”) remembers growing up believing that in order to be a man he needed to be ready to fight at all times, objectify women and suppress his emotional self.


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