“My personal journey and that of Channel Void’s is very much the same- we are both trying to transcend the current human experience. I’m open and drawn to all forms of physical, mental and spiritual development.“
In October 2020, Channel Void shifted its focus from a female-centric, to human-centric offering. We thought it only fitting to integrate this shift into the team creating the content you absorb, so we introduce to you, 24 year old Luca Young / dream boy.
Why do you think male identifying people are generally less inclined towards self-inquiry and self-development?
‘I feel this is because historically self-inquiry and self development has been primarily seen as fixing a problem rather than excelling the individual, and being seen as having a problem that needs to be fixed is not very enticing for the stereotypically ‘proud’ male identity.’
What do you want to see change when it comes to gender stereotypes?
‘Stereotyping in any sense is unproductive, by having a generalised belief about a person or group means you have already compartmentalised them, which will always be a hurdle in getting to know the true individual. Specifically for gender, the stereotype that men ‘lack the ability to be vulnerable and show their emotions’, is sadly very true for the majority, so I feel to see this change would be very pivotal for not only the male population, but society as a whole.’
Do you consider yourself masculine?
‘Yes, in terms of my biological composition, I do. But that’s where it ends. I feel that saying a specific human behavioural trait is masculine or feminine is utterly ridiculous.’
What does love mean to you?
‘To me, love is like the force in Star Wars– an invisible energetic field that flows between all particles and living things. Loving someone or something is just to have a stronger energetic connection with that person or thing. Jedi Masters get their abilities from being one with the force. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, based this on the Buddhist ideology that to reach enlightenment is to become one with everything. So personally, my journey of love is much aligned with that of a Jedi Master, ultimately sharing a strong energetic connection with all living things.’
Why do you think channel void asked you to be part of the family?
‘I think it’s because my personal journey and that of Channel Void’s is very much the same- we are both trying to transcend the current human experience. I’m open and drawn to all forms of physical, mental and spiritual development.’
What are you hoping to bring to the conversation?
‘I’m particularly interested in all things creativity, putting myself in uncomfortable situations and constantly pushing myself to become a better human. But most importantly, I’m just excited to be in the conversation. I want to listen and absorb all the knowledge I can, giving a male voice and perspective to it.’
What does a perfect world look like?
‘My perfect world is very much chaotic. But the good chaos, like a little kid kicking a soccer ball into a picnic at the park. The type of chaos that doesn’t hurt anyone but still keeps us on our toes and feeling alive. For society itself, there is so much that needs to change and I feel the root of all these different problems is our lack of ability to listen. So for me a perfect world is a place where two disagreeing parties can come together, listen and understand, rather than listen to create a counter argument, and from there create a resolution without having to destroy anyone’s life or sense of serenity in the process.’