What is tenderness?
Adrian - Probably something to do with my daughters I imagine... The touch. Cuddle in the morning.
So it’s about being a dad?
Adrian - Yeah. I think so.
What does it mean to be a man?
Adrian - I don’t know because I never think of myself as a typical man. I’m not really macho, I’m not really competitive, I’m not sexist, I don’t think of women as objects.
"Everyone hides their own fears"
Is that what it means to be a man?
Adrian - If you’re going to any locker room, or gym, or whatever… you hear derogatory talk. It’s still prevalent.
So nothing has changed?
Adrian - No I think it’s more men like me.
How come you’re not a man like them? What made you different?
Adrian - I just think it’s the way I was born.
What do you hide from people, from yourself?
Adrian - I’m always told I hide my emotions. Everyone hides their own fears. Otherwise they end up in self-paralysis. Fear about myself… I guess I always try to fit in, always adapt, never necessarily « be true to myself ». But I’m not sure what « true to myself » is. I think it’s trying to uncover what your deepest fears are and face them.
What is your inner strength?
Adrian - Resilience and loyalty. Loyalty to friends, colleagues. I have an inner belief that everything’s going to work out.