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Mission and Purpose

What We Stand For

What makes us different?

Self-Himprovement isn't just another "sports, cars, and boobs" men's magazine.

We aren't just here to publish articles and make a buck. From the very beginning, we've committed to being purpose-driven and focused on living out a simple, yet powerful, mission: providing content that is inclusive, informative, and empowers guys from all walks of life to live better lives.

After working for a while as a freelance writer in the men's fashion industry, Self-Himprovement's owner and managing editor, Blake Reichenbach, got tired of reading and writing content about white guys with six packs and money to blow. The articles he wrote didn't speak to his own experiences, or to the experiences of his friends. So, he asked himself why he should waste time on content he couldn't relate to... spoiler, he decided that he shouldn't waste time on it.

And so, Self-Himprovement was born. We seek to hire and publish diverse voices, create and share content that doesn't simply glorify the same square jaws and rolexes we see everywhere else, and take a stand against publications that perpetuate misogyny, discrimination, homophobia, and toxic masculinity.

and we want YOU to be a part of our mission

Seriously... we do!

We don't want Self-Himprovement to just be another blog. We want it to be a resource that guys enjoy because it builds them up and strengthens their sense of brotherhood across lines of race, class, sexuality, religion, education level, and whatever else may separate us. You can help us grow and live out our mission by

  • Engaging with the content you read. Don't be afraid to share your thoughts on our articles. 
  • Provide feedback. If you like something or dislike something, let us know. We love to hear it when you like something you read on Self-Himprovement, but we also like to know if we ever mess up. Our managing editor is a white, cis dude after all, and as a whole, guys like that kinda prone to white-peopling. While he tries hard to ensure that the content we publish is inclusive, please let him know if it's ever not (using the form below).
  • Submitting a proposal for an article. If you're a writer– especially one from a diverse background– feel free to check out our submission guidelines to submit a proposal. (Note: We are currently closed to accepting new contributing writers! Please subscribe to Self-Himprovement to receive an email update for when we reopen to submissions.) 
  • Alternatively, feel free to submit a Letter to the Editor; while these aren't paid articles, if there's something you need to get off your chest and want to share with the community, sending it to us as a Letter to the Editor is your opportunity to do so.
  • Share our content with your friends! This one's pretty easy, but it helps us a ton. 

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