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Outdated masculinity damages us all and so, we're doing away with the term 'Man Up!'. Our raw and diverse stories from positive role models are inspiring boys to be kind & confident humans.
Outdated masculinity damages us all and so, we're doing away with the term 'Man Up!'. Our raw and diverse stories from positive role models are inspiring boys to be kind & confident humans.
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    Pledge £3 or more About US$ 4

    Being ManKind - The Track

    Receive a MP3 of ‘Being ManKind - The Track’, which features on the video on the campaign -. it's been specially written for us by spoken word artist Emmanuel Speaks (he has also contributed a story to Being ManKind volume 1 and features on the front cover).

    Enjoy Emmanuel's powerful words, and help to forward our mission with your donation.

    Plus your name featured on our website.

    Includes:
    • Being ManKind - The Track MP3
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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    E-book chapter download

    Receive a PDF of the first chapter of Being ManKind Volume 1

    Plus your name featured on our website.

    Includes:
    • PDF of the book
    • Your name on our website
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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    E-book download

    Receive a complete PDF of Being ManKind Volume 1

    Plus your name featured on our website.

    Includes:
    • PDF of the book
    • Your name on our website
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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 37

    Being ManKind Volume 1 - Hardback

    Get yourself this beautiful hardback book filled with stories and stunning photography. Great as a coffee table book for yourself or a gift for a loved one.

    We will be ordering a large print run of Being ManKind Volume 1 as soon as this campaign is completed. This is the best bit, as we have already printed the first run (which has only a few limited copies held back for this campaign; You can get one of those - it's one of the other rewards) - all we have to do now is go to print again. So, you have total peace of mind that you'll get your book on time :)

    The larger number will allow us to print at a better price too. As a backer, your copy will be shipped to you within 8-12 weeks - with free shipping if you're in the UK.

    For every copy you buy, another is gifted to a school or youth organisation.

    Plus your name featured on our website.

    Includes:
    • Being ManKind Volume 1
    • Your name on our website
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    Pledge £35 or more About US$ 43

    Being ManKind Volume 2

    Help fund the next volume of the book (which also be a beautiful hardback) - This will consist of two editions. The first will expand on the original topics based on our work in schools. The second will be aimed at primary schools and source stories from younger contributors.

    We have already started working on these stories, and your support will allow us to scale this far and wide.

    If you're in the UK, we'll ship you your copy for free.

    Plus get your name on our website

    Includes:
    • Being ManKind Volume 2
    • Your name on our website
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    Pledge £60 or more About US$ 74

    Being ManKind Volume 1 and 2 bundle

    We've added this reward as supporters have contacted us to say they want to pledge for both Volume 1 and 2. So here we go and with a bundled price to say thanks.

    Volume 1
    We'll ship you Volume by August 2017 (i.e. this year). We will be ordering a large print run of Being ManKind Volume 1 as soon as this campaign is completed. The larger number will allow us to print at a better price too. As a backer, your copy will be shipped to you within 8-12 weeks - with free shipping if you're in the UK.

    Volume 2
    You can then also help fund the next volume of the book (which also be a beautiful hardback) - This will consist of two editions. The first will expand on the original topics based on our work in schools. The second will be aimed at primary schools and source stories from younger contributors.

    We have already started working on these stories, and your support will allow us to scale this far and wide. This will be launched sometime in January 2018.

    If you're in the UK, we'll ship you your copies for free.

    Plus get your name on our website

    Includes:
    • Being ManKind Volume 1
    • Being ManKind Volume 2
    • Your name on our website
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    Pledge £90 or more About US$ 111

    3 x Being ManKind Volume 1

    We've had feedback that some of you want to buy multiple books for yourselves and friends - so here we go :)

    This is a beautiful hardback book which is an inspiring read and a memorable gift. Now you can buy 1 for yourself and 2 for people you care about.

    We will be ordering a large print run of Being ManKind Volume 1 as soon as this campaign is completed. The larger number will allow us to print at a better price too. As a backer, your copies will be shipped to you within 8-12 weeks - with free shipping if you're in the UK.

    Remember for each one you buy, we give another to a school or youth organisation that we work with. So, if you buy this bundle of 3, you've just made 3 schools or youth organisations very happy too.

    Plus have your name featured on our website as an appreciation of our gratitude.

    Includes:
    • Being ManKind Volume 1
    • Your name on our website
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    10 backers
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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 123

    Donate 3 Volume 1 books to a school

    Donate 3 Being ManKind Volume 1 books to a school of your choice.

    Plus have your name featured on our website as an appreciation of our gratitude.

    Includes:
    • Donate books to a school
    • Your name on our website
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    Limited 28 backers
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    Pledge £350 or more About US$ 429

    Donate 10 Volume 1 books to a school

    Donate 10 books to a school of your choice.

    Plus you'll receive one first edition hardback book yourself, as our way of thanking you.

    Plus have your name featured on our website as an appreciation of our gratitude.

    Includes:
    • 10× Donate books to a school
    • Your name on our website
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 613

    Photoshoot + personalised story

    Receive a personalised PDF of the book featuring your own story, including a professional photoshoot in London with our very own Being ManKind photographer, Priya Dabasia.

    She uses the following specialist equipment…
    Canon 5D Mark III
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
    Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
    Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
    …and a whole heap of creativity

    If you've got a great story to tell, it could even be printed in Being ManKind Volume 2

    Includes:
    • London photoshoot
    • Personalised PDF of the book
    • Your name on our website
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    Pledge £600 or more About US$ 736

    20 x Volume 1 for your workplace

    There is much talk about diversity and inclusion (finally!) but one thing is often forgotten and stories coming out of so many companies, show how bad things can get. What if within workplaces, we could help get rid of harmful and outdated phrases like 'be a man'? What if diverse stories from positive role models could create beacons and ripples that lead to people opening up and being kinder to themselves and those around them?

    Well, let's get our stories into your workplace :) Buy 20 copies of Being ManKind Volume 1 for your office - these beautiful hardback books will get your team talking and these funds will help us do more work with schools.

    Plus have your company's name featured on our website as an appreciation of our gratitude.

    Includes:
    • Being ManKind Volume 1
    • Your companies name on our website
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    Pledge £2,500 or more About US$ 3,064

    Your name up in lights

    See your name in the credits of the forthcoming documentary film, based on the stories featured in Being ManKind Volume 1.

    Plus receive an invitation to the London screening of the film, TBC 2018

    Plus have your name featured on our website as an appreciation of our gratitude.

    Plus get a limited edition first edition of Being ManKind Volume 1.

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website
    • Your name in the credits roll
    • First edition hardback book
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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 37

    Being ManKind Volume 1

    (Sorry was typo on old reward - use this one instead if you want a copy of Volume 1) We will be ordering a large print run of Being ManKind Volume 1 as soon as this campaign is completed. The larger number will allow us to print at a better price too. As a backer, your copy will be shipped to you within 8-12 weeks - with free shipping if you're in the UK.

    For every copy you buy, another is gifted to a school or youth organisation.

    Plus your name featured on our website.

    Includes:
    • Being ManKind Volume 1
    • Your name on our website
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 29 backers
    £

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    Pledge £40 or more About US$ 50

    1st edition Volume 1 hardback

    We have reserved 100 first edition Being ManKind Volume 1 hardback books especially for this campaign. First come, first served!

    If you're in the UK, we'll ship you your copy for free.

    For every copy you buy, another is gifted to a school or youth organisation.

    Plus your name featured on our website.

    Includes:
    • First edition hardback book
    • Your name on our website
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    Reward no longer available 100 backers
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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 62

    Signed, sealed and delivered

    Receive a first edition book signed by our cover boy, spoken word artist Emmanuel Speaks, together with the MP3 for Being ManKind - The Track.

    Emmanuel has written and recorded this piece exclusively for Being ManKind.

    We'll ship this by special delivery.

    Plus your name featured on our website.

    Includes:
    • First edition hardback book
    • Your name on our website
    • Being ManKind - The Track MP3
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    Reward no longer available 10 backers
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