Feminine Boys

My work mostly deals with what it means to be female. Exploring the feminine aspect of our psyche in particular. With the series “Feminine boys” I became curious about how the feminine manifests in boys and men. How much of a feminine expression in boys/men is acceptable in society, and how does this reflect on the feminine as an archetype. Especially in the society I live, South Africa. I wish to highlight the pain and frustration that boys/men feel who are more in touch with their feminine side, regardless of their sexuality. I am also specifically not talking about gender identity per se, but wish to highlight how men can embrace their feminine energy, without needing to necessarily identify as a specific gender. More often than not men and boys are being shamed for being more feminine. Being a mother of a boy, I think it is so important that we teach our boys to embrace their sensitivity, nurturing and feminine sides and to be proud of it.