Just a little over a year ago, I connected with Hilary Lauren Jastram in a Facebook group for writers and learned more about The Good Men Project. I had been reading their articles for some time before then. Hilary and I hit it off right from the start. We have a crazy intuitive connection and she’s been a great mentor to me. She published my first article with GMP shortly after we met. It’s been re-run since the original publication and is still one of my favorites.
After publishing my first article, I got involved in the Facebook groups for writers and learned about the Premium membership opportunities. I immediately signed up. I found great value in the classes offered by GMP’s CEO, Lisa Hickey. I even took some of the classes more than once, because they were so valuable. I also loved the fact that as a CEO, Lisa was very accessible and open to new ideas and suggestions. If you know me at all, you know I’m full of ideas and suggestions.
A few months later, while I was on my road trip, Wilhelm Cortez, an Executive Editor at GMP, friended me on Facebook. I was concerned that a “Big Wig” from GMP wanted to be my friend, because now that I’m living my truth I didn’t want to “tone down” my posts or change who I was for fear of the way I may be perceived. Hilary told me “all of The Good Men peeps are good people and non-judgmental.” I trusted her and confirmed his friend request.
Before leaving California last year, I had a meeting with Lisa and became an editor for The Good Men Project. In this role, I expanded my network greatly, increased my technical skills and learned a great deal about the industry. Wilhelm and Lisa are key players who helped me get up to speed quickly—the whole team at GMP is awesome and works well together.
For the last several months, I also put my marketing experience to use and began collaborating with sponsors to develop programs to promote their products and services on the site. When Wilhelm asked us recently what we liked most about working with GMP, this was my response: I’m proud to be with such a great organization that’s made up of true leaders at every level who care and do things the “right” way. I’m aligned with their business practices and transparency in operations. There’s open communication always and support when and where you need it. You can be who you are and find a way to grow in a way that’s mutually beneficial.
There’s a little bit of everything available at The Good Men Project—truly, there’s something for everyone. They are helping people, healing hearts, and most importantly changing the way conversations happen. GMP is not just another publisher pushing out content. They are having the conversations no one else is having—and in a way no one else is having them.
Every week there’s a call with the publisher where you can talk with Lisa and the editorial team about what’s going on at GMP, the industry and the world at large. They also have Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for nearly every hot button topic out there from racism to sexism to mental health and love, sex and relationships. In fact, there is a call happening every single day, of the week. That’s why they call GMP a participatory media company.
Speaking of participatory, we could use your help. In order to take these conversations to the next level, The Good Men Project has started an IndieGoGo Campaign.
Please consider donating and help us re-invent media.
We can change the world, one conversation at a time.
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