NO SMALL TALK WELLINGTON
March 23, St Johns Bar
We heard three vastly different stories each with core common threads of vulnerability, honesty, pain; but most importantly, ones which offered hope. That after suffering can come love and learning.
The evening demonstrated the power of sharing, of being vulnerable and allowing this to seek connection, to unite with others who have shared the same pain and to feel the warmth of being embraced fully.
Even with the stigma which still surrounds male’s mental health in Aotearoa, these three brave men spoke up and helped pave the way for other men. It was a confronting evening for many, but the overwhelming learning was to speak, to be honest, to share openly and to put trust in those around you to be good listeners.