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the magazine for men who give a damn about being better men, making a difference, leaving a legacy & making the world a better place
the magazine for men who give a damn about being better men, making a difference, leaving a legacy & making the world a better place
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It’s time for a new kind of men’s magazine.  

I founded STAND out of a passion to produce a high-quality men’s magazine that supports our aspirations to become better men. To become better fathers, husbands, neighbors, partners, friends, business owners & employees, and to become better allies with women for equality and justice, and to eliminate violence, harassment, and abuse.  

Like other men’s magazines, STAND features stories, photography, poetry, humor, and articles on issues of interest to men, including style, personal finance, health, sports, culture, and more. However, unlike other men’s magazines, the work that appears in STAND is consistent with our mission to support and encourage men to be better men, while avoiding the objectification of women or the damaging masculine stereotypes found in other magazines.  

Cheryl LaGuardia, of Magazines for Libraries wrote, “I love STAND magazine. I love everything about it… It’s a beautifully conceived and heroically implemented publication” and I think you’ll agree.  

STAND magazine is not for perfect men. It’s for men (young and old) who recognize that growth occurs from failure, when we stand back up, learn from our mistakes, and move forward.  

STAND magazine was created for us: men who give a damn about being better men and making a difference (and the women who love them). 

STAND has been self-funded so far but we need your support to continue to publish a beautiful magazine, develop great stories, produce our podcast, and create new videos. Thank you for joining us and for taking a stand!   

Dwayne D. Hayes

Editor in Chief, STAND magazine

PS--A quick note to our current subscribers: Thank you so much for being part of the STAND community! I am grateful for your support. When you pledge to support this campaign and choose a reward that includes a subscription, your current subscription will automatically be extended.

Timeline  

June—Kickstarter campaign  

July—Rewards sent out  

July—STAND 09 published  

October—STAND 10 published  

January 2019—STAND 11 published  

April 2019—STAND 12 published  

Budget  

$10,000  

All money raised will go towards creating great content, designing a beautiful magazine, and shipping it (and other rewards) out to our subscribers and supporters.

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. We’ve already published 8 issues of STAND and have a great team in place to continue to produce a great magazine.

Of course, perhaps tomorrow we’ll wake up to a world at peace, where all men live whole-heartedly while enjoying their full humanity, where men are true allies with women for gender equality and work to end abuse and harassment, and where men’s issues are taken seriously.

Until then, we’ll continue to encourage and support men to be better men through the work of STAND magazine.

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    Eternal Thanks

    Our eternal thanks mentioned in the next four issues. Your name will be noted among our generous supporters on a special “Thank you” page in each of the next four issues of STAND magazine.

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    Digital Subscription

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    Print Subscription

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    Digital Subscription & STAND S tee

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    Print Subscription + STAND "8" tee

    Our eternal thanks mentioned in the next four issues. Your name will be noted among our generous supporters on a special “Thank you” page in each of the next four issues of STAND magazine AND you will receive the next four issues of STAND magazine. PLUS a STAND “8” shirt, a reminder of the Japanese proverb: "Fall 7 times, stand up 8."

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    Print Subscription & STAND Bison tee

    Our eternal thanks mentioned in the next four issues. Your name will be noted among our generous supporters on a special “Thank you” page in each of the next four issues of STAND magazine AND you will receive the next four issues of STAND magazine. PLUS a limited edition STAND bison tee, designed by John Martin.

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    Print Subscription & Bison tote grab bag

    Our eternal thanks mentioned in the next four issues. Your name will be noted among our generous supporters on a special “Thank you” page in each of the next four issues of STAND magazine AND you will receive the next four issues of STAND magazine. PLUS a grab bag of books and/or DVDs from STAND contributors, such as Michael Kimmel, Lewis Howes, Ron Fournier, and many others, delivered with a STAND bison tote bag.

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    Collectors Special

    Receive the first 8 issues of STAND magazine (these are limited editions and nearly sold out), delivered with a STAND bison tote bag.

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    It's Your Call

    Josh Levs, STAND editorial adviser, speaker, and author of All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses--And How We Can Fix it Together, will meet with you or your book group (or dad group) via Skype or Google Hangouts for a one hour conversation about his book, gender equality, fatherhood, men's health & body image, or another mutually agreed upon subject. This reward also includes the next four issues of STAND magazine.

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    You're the Star!

    Be the subject of a 90-minute photo shoot in the Detroit-area with STAND style photographer Lesa Ferencz, along with STAND style editor John Phillips and editor in chief, Dwayne Hayes. Following the photo shoot enjoy lunch with the team at a nearby restaurant. You are responsible for your own travel & wardrobe. You will receive digital files of the photos, a free lunch, the next four issues of STAND magazine, and lively conversation.

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    Opportunity of a Lifetime!

    A LIFETIME (yours or ours) subscription to STAND magazine, along with a navy-blue STAND logo tee.

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Funding period

- (30 days)