Hey, guys, it’s Movember!
I love Movember because it’s a light-hearted way to start conversations about an uncomfortable topic for most guys: prostate/testicular cancer and mental health. Too many of my male friends and family have dealt (or are dealing) with prostate cancer or depression, so promoting awareness is important to me.
(Okay, I’ll admit it. I also love Movember because I have a penchant for men with moustaches. It’s really a win-win for me.)
Last year I did a full month of posts supporting the Movember movement, so this year I’m dialling it back to one post (or maybe two – not sure yet). But just to kick things off, I’d like to reiterate some important advice I offered last year: check out ‘Mo’ Advice For Movember’ for a female perspective on which mo’ to grow. (Hint: Please don’t grow a Kitty-Cat. Just… don’t, okay?)
This year I planned to write a post on all the many reasons why I love male facial hair, but it turns out most of my reasons are X-rated. I realize most people don’t expect good taste or restraint from me, but there is such a thing as ‘too much information’, so I scrapped that idea.
Instead, I decided to use this as an opportunity for intellectual growth. So in the spirit of high-minded scholarliness, I offer you some of my favourite moustache monikers:
On a serious note, to all my male readers: Guys, please take care of yourselves. If you’re having trouble with anger or depression, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. And please get your checkups. Remember, earlier is easier.
Here are some resources:
And last but not least: Guys – remember to use good nutiquette!
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Over to you! Moustaches: love ‘em or hate ‘em?
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Woohoo! Cover art is done for Book 7, ‘Spy, Spy Away’! Check it out!