I'm a 24 year old queer, self-identified pretty boy switch and to me, masculinity is a game, a ritual. It's the smell of gasoline and the way I pull the comb through my hair when I'm getting ready for a night on the town while listening to punk/psychobilly covers of classic love songs. It's mischief in the form of driving too fast and chain smoking Marlboro 27's on any given night, and walking tall no matter where I am. It's also about knowing how to pick my battles and always doing my best to keep the people that I love safe. It's not being afraid to love, and to love HARD with every ounce of my being, and doing my best to keep myself in check and setting a good example for other men/Butches/boi's/and other masculine identified folks around me.