Are you a dad? Do you have a fatherhood story to tell? If so we want to hear from you!
We’ve joined forces with the makers of a new film about fatherhood to get more dads involved in conversations with other dads about their experience of, you guessed it, being a dad.
In the next few weeks we aim to publish dozens of articles about fatherhood written by you, the dads of Britain (and beyond). We’re calling this initiative #MenBehavingDADly because the writer of the film we’ve teamed up with is Simon Nye, writer of the hugely popular sitcom Men Behaving Badly.
Simon’s new film, Down Dog, follows the heroic struggle of an emotionally absent father as he tries to build a relationship with his teenage son. That’s the film's fatherhood story---but what’s yours?
You may be a political dad like Labour councillor Ralph Berry who’s keen to make a difference for dads in his city, or a supporter of better rights for separated dads like UKIP’s Deputy Chair, Suzanne Evans.
Maybe you're a dad with strong opinions, who’s sick of big brands ridiculing fathers or ignoring dads altogether. Or perhaps you have an expert opinion to share on the way advertisers portray dads or some personal observations about the etiquette of men pushing prams.
Maybe you have questions you want to contemplate like whether we should buy kids gender neutral presents or encourage your sons to play with dolls, like Torsten Klaus who thinks we need to create a new generation of fathers.
All of these stories have appeared here at insideMAN in the past few months and if you'd like to add to our evolving conversation on all aspects of fatherhood then we'd love to hear from you.
In the run up to the Down Dog's launch on 14 February, insideMAN will be running a series of articles about fatherhood and we'd love you to get involved. You can join the conversation on twitter by using the hashtag #MenBehavingDADly; leave a comment in the section below or email us with your thoughts and ideas for articles to insideMANeditor@gmail.com
For more information see www.downdogfilm.com