Lend your voice to ‘the conversation no one else is having.’
We started The Good Men Project five years ago to kick off an international conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.
We wanted to explore the way men’s roles are changing in modern life—and the way those changes affect everyone. We wanted to build a community whose content and conversation reflects the authentic multidimensionality of men — alternatively funny and serious, provocative and thoughtful, earnest and light-hearted, strong and sensitive. We wanted to tackle the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives. We wanted to write about an array of topics that matter to today’s men: fatherhood, family, sex and relationships, social justice, health and wellness, gender, politics, entertainment, and sports.
The stories we publish every day counter the notion that all guys were interested in was sex, sports and beer. (Or that if they were interested in those things, that there was anything wrong with that.) Every day, we topple the myth that guys talk, read, think and feel deeply, or cry. We continuously take on the notion that men had to be tough and quiet, suppress, emotions, and were satisfied only surface-level friendships and relationships, or that there is only one way to be a “real” man.
How do we do this? Through our stories.
The lifeblood of the Good Men Project is its writers who create and share their stories with our community of readers. They literally are the conversation. Since the beginning of time, the strongest and most resilient communities are those that capture, pass along, and share their stories. We are no different.
We constantly are searching for new stories and new voices from “the front lines of modern manhood.” And we do it without moralizing and without caricaturizing our audience; we let guys be guys, but we do it while challenging confining cultural notions of what a “real man” must be.
More often than not, our best stories come from our community, from our readers, from YOU.
The Good Men Project writers began as Good Men Project readers.
Do you have a story to tell? A point of view to share? Something to add to the dialogue? As a participatory media company, we encourage it. We want to hear your story. And we want to share it far and wide.
Men (and women!) would have all sorts of reasons for adding their voices to the conversation. Because they care about the issues of men and boys. Because they care about developing a conception of masculinity that is more real and more whole, because it is more inclusive. Because they want to share their advice on how they dealt with a family member with a mental health. Because talking about how sports and social issues intersects can be fun. Because social justice turns them on. Because they want to help eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia. Because they have a poignant story to share about their Dad, or their son or daughter.
The stories we are telling resonate.
Over 100 million visitors from every country in the world. Over 500 million total pageviews since we launched. Over 40,000 stories and articles about men, manhood, masculinity – about men, by men, for men. We didn’t realize the number of women who would want to be a part of the conversation. (Indeed, it’s not a conversation, if you’re just talking to yourself!) Or the number of media companies who would see us as both partners and leaders in the conversation – The Huffington Post, HLN, AskMen, Men’s Health, New York Times, Salon, Toronto Globe and Mail, XOJane, Parenting, Daily Dot, iVillage, MamaMia, BBC, The Atlantic, YourTango, BuzzFeed, Gawker, Upworthy and many others.
Years after we started, no one else has figured out a way to talk about modern masculinity day in and day out—with millions of people—in a way that is inclusive, tolerant, open-minded and world-changing.
And now we want to hear from you. We want you to add your voice to the conversation.
Are you sold on our mission? Are you lead the conversation and contribute as a writer to The Good Men Project?
Join The Good Men Project Writer’s community. Be a leading voice in the conversation no one else is having.
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