In celebration of International Men’s Day I wanted to big up some of the most amazing men!
Of course I have to start with my lovely Timm. Not only has he been my rock in the past few years and supported me through so much, he is also a brilliantly talented man. From photography, to Tramlines to his art collective Responsible Fishing, he is so hard working and creative. He is my favourite boy in the world.
Speaking of Responsible Fishing, my number two is Timm’s partner and best mate James Brunt. Together they run the arts collective coming up with the most amazing ideas and going round the country building huge dens out of cardboard boxes, but he is also an artist in his own right, creating beautiful natural world of art. He is bloody brilliant!
Sheffield’s Lord Mayor Magid Magid is a breath of fresh air and in my opinion, an absolute hero! A British-Somali activist and politician who has served as the Lord Mayor of Sheffield since May 2018. He is the first Somali, the youngest-ever, and the first Green Party councillor to hold the role.
Thomas Hough has Crohn’s disease and is an amazing advocate, he works for Crohns and Colitis UK and his adventures around the world inspire so many including me. You can find him on Twitter.
Ive been a fan of Sheffield’s finest, Jon McClure for many years but seeing him on stage in conversation with Magid this year talking about mental health blew me away. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 and anyone using their platform to lessen the stigma of mental health challenges is a hero in my book. He writes a decent tune too… find him on Twitter.
I could name so many more awesome men but that’s my lot for today.
Tell me about which men you think are making a difference.