How to Prepare

Whether you’re a pro at being interviewed or this is the first time anyone has ever asked you to tell your story, below are some tips that are sure to make the process as smooth, easy, and comfortable as possible.

Be honest.
One of the most important things about this research is that it hinges on your ability to tell the truth about your personal experiences. It takes bravery and fearlessness, but each of these stories are only as powerful as they are true.

Take time to reflect. 
The range of questions will more than likely cover different periods of your life. So, this is a great opportunity to begin reflecting on what it was like for you to be a child. But don’t just reflect, go back there, re-witness it. You can do so by asking yourself a few key reflective questions to get the gears turning:

How has beauty affected your life and relationships?
What do you define as a man, and do you fit that description?
What’s your fondest memory? Describe it.
What kind of child were you? Angry, happy, tormented?
When you hit puberty, how did you handle it?
What do you define as intimacy? Describe what it feels.
At this age, what keeps you up at night or worries you?

Go to a quiet place on your own. 
Because we will be discussing sensitive, personal topics, you need to be in a location where you can be open and honest in answering the questions–not in the presence of family, partners, or best friends. Whether you believe it or not, just their presence influences how you respond.

Explore the site and find your favorite blog post or interview. 
One of the ways to put your mind at ease is to get to know me and my work. That will help you understand why I’m excited about interviewing you and why this will be such a supportive, empowering, and therapeutic experience for you. There’s no such thing as a wrong answer, just your story and experience. And that’s all I need.

Relax and enjoy the experience.
Don’t be nervous. Don’t plan too much. And don’t think too hard. The best part about this experience is that you can talk openly and honestly about topics so few get the opportunity to do so.

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to me.