S: A Genuine Man
BC: T | THE END
FC: Picture This Assignment | My Brother Colin By: Tyler Dempsey
1: Men | What does it mean to be a man?
2: Ever since the day of the caveman, societies and cultures have placed expectations and limitations on the roles of men. In 2010, the era of technology, global economies, and tell-all tabloids, we continue to struggle with an age old question. Perhaps not "what" it takes to be a man, but rather "why"?
3: It's a Boy!
4: The Journey of a Genuine Man...
5: Colin Dempsey
6: My brother Colin has always been a truly genuine individual. I believe that his character and personal life's journey makes him unique and admirable.
7: From a very young age Colin has always been a nurturing, caring individual who I believe redefines and resists stereotypical gender roles.
8: Colin is the oldest of three children in the family and has always taken care of others.
11: Colin has always made an effort, and even a living out of helping others. He has always had a fondness towards animals and has been involved with several animal charities.
12: Colin has made a career out of helping others. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a business degree Colin chose to pursue his passion for helping the less fortunate.
15: Colin became an active advocate for less fortunate individuals who require social housing/assistance. He would soon go on to manage and operate many social housing complexes.
16: Throughout his tenure, Colin was praised and respected by residents for his compassion, understanding, and unwillingness to put families out on the street.
18: Before too long Colin's life journey took him elsewhere... in fact far away. His wife was offered a job in Yellowknife, NWT and Colin of course obliged in the adventure. They have been living happily there ever since.
21: Colin began a new career in Yellowknife managing a store that retails Inuit and Dene art and sculptures. He has established himself in several community charities and continues to strive to help others.
23: As Colin continues along his personal life's journey he continues to pursue his personal dreams and redefine traditional gender roles. He is truly his own man and has always acted and thought as a true individual.
25: I continue to look up to my Brother Colin as a truly genuine man who redefines and challenges traditional gender roles and stereotypes. I believe that Colin illustrates what it means to be a geunine man.