Sep 5, 2019
Like many of you, I was glued to Love Island over the summer. And when Ovie Soko, came on to our screens, I think we all fell slightly in love with him, as he showed us a refreshing version of masculinity. Ovie’s been a bit of a Love Island and general reality TV anomaly. But he shouldn’t be. It opens up the conversation about the toxicity that pervades masculinity, which has fuelled a one-dimensional view of what’s defined manhood for decades. Obviously, a hugely outdated mould, and one that thankfully we are challenging today.
In this episode, Ovie and I talk about representations of masculinity and the importance of staying authentic, not fitting into a box or following the crowd. We discuss the dynamics in the villa, the power and beauty of platonic relationships, and much more. (And yes, in case you were wondering, things with India are still going very well thank you.)
Enjoy listening. And mad love to you all.
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