Tony Porter shares a personal story that many young American men experience. The ongoing notion that men are tough and enduring is interpreted in many ways. Here is what Porter has to say.
As McFadden recently produced a book, Come to Selfhood, and is creating a series of work for an exhibition at the Mason Fine Arts Gallery, the questions still pursue; What does make a man? What separates him from a boy? [and specifically] What does it mean to be a black man in American culture? In personal conversations I recall a a statment about the struggle between developing your own identity, and dealing with the identities that are put on you by the society and culture you are in.