Deconstructing Masculinity with Derek McCoy

by Jun 15, 2020

How can we shift the narrative of dominance?

It’s a question that Derek McCoy asks himself every single day. 

Growing up as a Black man in America and being on track for the NFL gave him something to hide behind. He was good at sports, and he was good at school. But after a colossal underperformance when it really mattered, he had to put away dreams of the NFL and find something else. 

Today, he’s a public speaker and is the Prevention Director for Project PAVE, an organization dedicated to ending violence in our communities by teaching people how to build healthy relationships. On this episode, he joins me to talk about his deepest passion:

Shifting our perspective on masculinity. 

The question he challenges himself, and others, with is “How can I be a part of the solution?” For him, the answer may lie in shifting the narrative of “dominance over others” to a narrative of “collaboration with others.” 

You won’t want to miss this eye-opening interview with Derek McCoy.

In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • Words go here. (2:00)
  • The culture of masculinity & dominance (10:25)
  • Calling men out vs calling them in (22:47)
  • Deconstructing male & female gender types (33:35)
  • Going all in with The Last Dance (44:38)
  • Staying in your lane vs developing your lane (52:42)
  • Social collective human development (1:02:57)

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