About Erin Kelly

Erin M. Kelly is the Social Justice Editor at The Good Men Project. She is also a columnist and writer with Cerebral Palsy who wants to be recognized for her work rather than her disability. She’s a 2009 graduate of Penn State Altoona, where she majored in Letters, Arts and Sciences. During her senior year, she was hired as a columnist for The Altoona Mirror, the daily newspaper in Altoona, PA. Her column entitled, “The View From Here,” runs monthly and addresses in a light-hearted, humorous manner the challenges she faces daily. She is also the editor of "To Cope and to Prevail", memoir of Penn State Altoona professor Dr. Ilse-Rose Warg. Find Erin on Twitter @WriterWheels.

Beyond the Lens: A Portrait of Courage and Masculinity

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What happens when you give members of a homeless community disposable cameras? A male-oriented company did just that, and the results are stunning.

Sons and Dolls: A Father’s Message of Masculinity

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When his young son asks for a doll for his birthday, a father reacts in the most appropriate, masculine way.

Call for Submissions: Seven Things That Make a Boy a Man

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With the definition of manhood constantly evolving, GMP wants to know: What life lessons or experiences truly turn a boy into a man?  — It’s long been said that it’s a man’s world–that one can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his mother or his dog. The very definition of manhood has relied on […]

I Have A Dream: From Martin Luther King to Ellen DeGeneres

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for the fundamentals of man in 1963. Three decades later, Ellen DeGeneres gives a speech that reminds us why they’re still the cornerstones of humanity.

The Ever Evolving Purpose of Man

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With technological advancements in the medical field booming, man has more reason than ever to thrive and find purpose.

Man and Machine: A Story of Progress

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When our children’s children look back through the pages of history decades from now, it won’t read ‘Man vs. Machine’. This story of willpower is a prime example of why.

Call for Submissions: How Do You Get What You Need?

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When you don’t have the means to provide for yourself or your family, it’s no longer a man’s world.

When Abused Women Speak Out, Men Listen

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Not enough male victims come forward about sexual abuse and violence, so we listen to the voices of women for guidance.

How Would You Stand up to Your Abuser?

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If you are a man in an abusive relationship, this woman might have a message of strength for you. “You need to find the courage to get away from anything that’s unhealthy.”

Confessions of a Fighter: When Life is Defined by Negativity

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Has your life always been a fight? Erin Kelly has learned from good men to roll with the punches now more than ever.

Same Love: Leveling the Field for Couples Dealing with Disabilities

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This PSA geared towards couples facing the challenges of disability was released on National Kissing Day. It couldn’t have come at a better time.

Call for Submissions: How Do You Respond to Negativity?

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As life throws curveballs and staggering headlines flood the media more than ever, GMP wants to know how you respond to negativity.

Touch Me: When Uncertainty Outweighs Perception and Stigma

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This man has HIV. Sheltered from human contact, he takes to the streets of Helsinki to challenge the power of stigmas.

The Columnist and the Commoner: A Story of Kindness and Creativity

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A puppeteer meets a retired columnist while doing a demonstration in a park. What happens next paints a picture of humanity in its purest form.

Brandon Strop: Finding Balance in the World of Disabled Bodybuilding

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Erin Kelly looks at a young disabled bodybuilder’s story, and how it reflects on the impulses of society.

James Harrison: Fighter, Healer and Man with the Golden Arm

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This man is considered a saint around the world, but that hasn’t stopped him from giving the most precious gift anyone can give.