In just over a month, insideMAN will celebrate our first birthday. It’s been an incredible year in which we’re proud to have published literally hundreds of amazing stories about what it means to be a man today -- stories that you simply wouldn’t have been able to read anywhere else.
So what better way to mark our first anniversary and celebrate this full-throated chorus of men’s voices, than by bringing the best of these stories together in one place as a ground-breaking, real-life, actually-hold-in-your-hands book?
insideMAN the book will contain everything from poignant first-person insights, such as one father’s experience of miscarriage and a young man’s battle with bulimia, taken from last year’s 100VoicesForMen series; to fascinating explorations of subjects that many of us simply take for granted – for example, why do men wear trousers anyway? It will also include practical advice from leading figures in the men’s movement on the best ways to raise awareness of the issues faced by men and boys.
But that’s not all. Oh no, not by a long shot. It will also contain new and exclusive articles from some of the UK’s leading thinkers and writers about men and masculinity, from across the political spectrum. We have articles from Martin Daubney, of Telegraph Men and former editor of Loaded; Guardian regular Ally Fogg; Tim Samuels from BBC Men’s Hour; Neil Lyndon, author of the seminal No More Sex War and the man who coined the term “metrosexual” himself, the brilliant Mark Simpson.
We just need your help to turn this into a reality.
We’re soon to launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to cover the £2,000 cost of publication, which we’ll promote alongside a series of specially-produced content to highlight the book’s unique and diverse stories.
Once it’s live you’ll be able to support the project by pre-ordering copies of the book as a paperback, hardback or eBook, and by sharing the crowdfunder link to anyone who knows a man or a boy.
In the meantime, you can support us by:
- Adding your email to the sign up form to the right
- Telling us what you think in a comment or a tweet using #insideMANbook
- Following us on Twitter @ and Facebook
As well as producing a powerful, diverse and ground-breaking volume of men’s voices, we want to harness the momentum of the campaign to continue to foster the community of people engaging in this important conversation and raise the profile of the many important issues covered by the articles.
A massive thank you to all of the amazing men and women who have got involved over the past year. Let's take this to the next level and continue to pioneer new conversations about men and boys.
Watch this space.