Men and Boys Taking a Stand for Healthy Masculinities and Gender Justice
The Men’s Story Project is a replicable storytelling and dialogue project that brings critical dialogue on social ideas about masculinity into public forums around the world - via men's own stories.
In the MSP, men, boys, and folks who identify in any way with masculinity publicly share personal stories that aim to help transform social ideas about masculinity - so as to support health and equality for all people. The MSP is rooted in a feminist, anti-racist, intersectional framework.
Announcement: Apply to join the MSP's Spring training cohort, for the creation of new local storytelling productions! Application deadline: March 18, 2020. To learn more about this opportunity and other MSP offerings, click here.
"It's time for men to be able
to publicly express their humanity -
for everyone's healing. It enriches
our society to have something like
this happening... and, it's about time."
—MSP audience member
"This is the type of spark we need to catalyze a movement. I would love to see this project replicated in every city and town across the world... Shifting norms surrounding masculinity is crucial to ending the cycle of violence."
—Esta Soler, President, Futures Without Violence
cried and rethought my own prejudices...
It was life-altering."
—MSP audience member
Check Out The Men's Story Project Trailer
The Men's Story Project Is For Everyone
What They're Saying
You caught me off guard with how potent that was. I felt deeply moved in tears and laughter quaking through my body, but also impacted and altered enough to propel me into more action in my life… I have no doubt this will be an extremely successful project throughout the globe.”
—Female community member
It was SO awesome. It felt totally real, authentic, gripping, valuable and new… I can imagine it easily replicating, with equally (yet different!) great groups putting it on all over the damn place. Inspired idea, brilliantly executed. Really powerful to witness.”
—Male community member
I really just appreciated the realness of it all and the willingness to change. I’ll now be better able to both confront and comfort my male friends.”
To gather with a group of diverse men to publicly explore masculinity and vulnerably share our stories that generally don’t fit into the bandwidth of accepted male expression was nerve-wracking, exhilarating, liberating and hopeful…It was liberating to speak to a common experience that is an unspoken reality for most men.”