Bernard, 48, is single and clumsy with women and is a central character in my new novel ‘Never Look Desperate’. He doesn’t play footy. He doesn’t go to the gym. He is a beautiful photographer and loves to cook.
I created him because I needed to challenge the masculine codes that continue to rule what is and what isn’t manly in this country. Storytelling, to me, is one of the many ways we can untangle ourselves from the crisis of violence against women in Australia.
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