Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning writer and performer from New York City who has performed at more than 400 colleges and universities and across five continents. A star of HBO’s “Def Poetry” and Spike Lee’s #1 movie “Inside Man” with Denzel Washington, he is the author of the book “Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood,” released by Penguin Random House, a memoir that seeks to challenge the limiting and destructive narrative of toxic masculinity that inundates what so many young males are taught. For more on Carlos or his book, please visit or follow him on Twitter/IG: @CarlosAGLive