After releasing the viral video poem Masks Off: A Challenge to men, Jeremy Loveday found himself becoming a role model for the fight against gender violence — and also a role model for male vulnerability.

Pillar of the Victoria arts community and poetry slam champion. His poem, “Masks Off: A challenge to Men” went viral on YouTube in 2013, and Jeremy has gone on to win international attention for his spoken-word work on gender issues.

TEDxVictoria takes place each year in Victoria, BC, Canada, and is Vancouver Island’s largest TEDx event. This year marked the fourth year of the event, which saw more than 700 people gather at the century-old McPherson Playhouse for a full day of Ideas Worth Spreading based around the theme of Pursuit of Knowledge.