So, who am I, and why do I want to help men around the world find their voice?
My life journey so far has been, well, a flurry of life-changing events that have opened my eyes up to the world and who I really am.
My childhood was turbulent.
Just a little over 2 years ago, I found myself in the trickiest and most uncomfortable situation I had ever experienced. Even more so than the numerous times I had been out on patrol and in contacts in the hot sun, eating dust – whilst trying to keep me and my brothers around me alive.
I’m into my fifth year of riding motorcycles and still believe that it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.
At the time that I started to learn, I knew no one else that rode bikes. I had no point of reference for it, other than what I could get through digital connections.
As outlined in our first community post, MESOA is a grooming brand that helps the way men groom for the better – and the way they live for the better, too.
But what does MESOA actually stand for? We’re glad you asked…
Ok, so you’ve learned about why MESOA was set up and what it means – but what about what we do? What about the products we make?
Even though we’ve got big plans for future products, we chose to launch with only three: our EXFOLIANT, MOISTURISER and BEARD OIL.
Mental Health is such a complicated topic, especially before you start adding society’s perception of it into the mix.
People have historically seen the term ‘mental health’ as a fluffy or ‘invisible’ subject that isn’t worth exploring.
As men who have experienced (and continue to experience) mental health problems, we’ve had our fair share of conversations surrounding the topic here at MESOA.
Conversations with each other.
Conversations with family and friends.
Conversations with doctors and medical professionals.
It probably looked like something out of a movie.
[A man lays on a hotel bed – visibly broken – with a fistful of strong painkillers in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The only distraction from his dark thoughts is the silent TV flickering in the corner of the room. He’s already been drinking all day, trying to work out how to get out of the hole he’s found himself in — but now he’s considering adding the drugs to the mixture and making the move a permanent one.