"Entering the arena with impressive style"
"It really raises the bar for everyone"
These are just a few of the things that people have said about Do No Harm, the first story from MATTER, since we launched last week at http://www.readmatter.com and on Kindle.
The story itself is a deep dive into the world of Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a seriously misunderstood medical condition where new science is bringing light to the difficult relationship between our brains and our bodies. It's an insightful, challenging and sometimes harrowing read that really sets out what we're trying to do with MATTER: take tough stories and push them further than you'll find elsewhere.
Do No Harm has had an amazing reception, and the word is starting to spread about what we're doing — and that's all thanks to you and the support you gave us.
Haven't read it yet? All Kickstarter backers should have received an email with an invitation code that lets you sign up to our website and receive the right amount of free articles. Let us know if you haven't received yours by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What's coming up next?
Well, there's our second piece, which we're hoping to publish in the middle of December. There's also an upcoming Q&A with Anil Ananthaswamy, the author of Do No Harm, where he'll be able to explain more about the story and how it came together.
And then there are a selection of extra benefits for existing backers and new users who sign up to our Membership programme. We've struck a series of partnerships with some really great companies to give something extra back to you: you'll be hearing more over the next few days.
It's been a crazy few months, but we're just getting started — and we couldn't have done any of this without you: thank you so, so much.
Bobbie & Jim