DTF POST Interviews

Ernest Baker

I want to denormalize the idea that you need to work yourself to death to get ahead.

Sarah Kim

I want to denormalize our contemporary culture's framework for success and failure.

Mike Cherman

I want to denormalize people thinking that the Internet brings them validation.

Alexandria Spencer Foot

I want to denormalize drinking culture as a way to make connections. Aspirational drinking to numb out the world isn’t a sustainable way to go through life.

Devin B. Johnson

I want to denormalize hypermasculinity within the black community.

Cameron Lee Phan

I want to denormalize the rules of gender and gender conformity. Every person should have the right to gracefully express themselves with honesty and pride.

Chioma Nwana

I want to de-normalize preserving and perpetuating harmful traditions. You don’t always have to do to others what was once done to you. Abandon the “If I had to go through it then so do you” mentality. Break that cycle. Be better.


If I had the power to denormalize anything it would be the idea that men have to withhold their emotions. I feel like too many men compress how they feel on a daily basis to keep a hard exterior. To always look unbothered or moved.