What Makes A Man - A Different Way Of Thinking.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 Jamie  - one of the women interviewed in "What Makes A Man"

all photos and materials via What Makes a Man

We are so impressed with this project by Aaron Beetwor,"What Makes A Man",  but we realized that we were at a loss to try and explain it any better than Aaron does on his  Kickstarter campaign so we thought we'd share his words here, and we encourage you to jump over to his Kickstarter page HERE and check out the rest.

It's an amazing project about understanding, inclusion, thoughts, roles, listening and so much more. Of course what orginally caught our eye was Jamie (pictured above) who is a female skateboarder. Her thoughts on gender, society, & the skateboard scene drew us in, but as we moved onto reading the other women's interviews, we realized this is something we should all be discussing on every level.

Here is what Aaron has to say about his project "What Makes A Man"

Thanks to social media campaigns like #metoo, it has become all the more clear what role silence plays in the perpetuation of violence and oppression. While online platforms have helped shed light on the ceaseless violence enacted on women, they are also responsible for the echo chambers which prevent us from encountering perspectives other than our own.

What Makes A Man is a different approach to social media. It is a reimagining of both its structure and the role it plays in the global conversation around gender. It is a step away from reactionary online discourse and a step towards questioning and listening—not just for failures but also for stories which are the exception to the rule, stories which can help us imagine another way of being.

Volume 01 of What Makes A Man features a collection of statements culled from conversations with ten women. Each contributor receives a list of questions in advance of the discussion and is invited to speak on any that are relevant to their experience.

Aaron Breetwor is a writer, photographer, designer, and self-publisher. He combines these communication practices to produce pieces of “social media”—magazines, books, and posters that take into account the lessons and limitations of the Internet, and utilize physicality (and hand-to-hand exchange) as a central element of their reading experience. Aaron is also the editor of Downgrade, an ad-free, slow journalism magazine focused on the global community of downhill skateboarders, published irregularly. You can call me Daisy.

You can check out the project and donate on Kickstarter right HERE

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