Anxy No. 4: The Masculinity Issue
What does it mean to be masculine?
How does masculinity influence our sense of self and the culture around us?
Masculinity isn’t just about men. Masculinity is about everyone—our power, our vulnerability, our self-expression, and our state of mind. Our fourth issue explores the spectrum of masculinity through intimate essays, reported features, insightful interviews, gorgeous photography and more.
Here are some of the highlights.
One-on-one conversations with creative people about mental health
“If you only hear one story, you stay with one perspective. If you control the narrative, you control the people.”
“If you ask somebody how they’re doing and their answer is ‘fine,’ there’s something deeper there.”
A collection of reflective, intimate essays
Josh Schollmeyer on eating your feelings
“I can’t say that I enjoy it—or that any of it tastes particularly good—but it’s among the moments I most look forward to every week.”
Alexis Madrigal on male self image
“The trouble is that falling short of the ideal, as all men must as they get older, can cause the kind of mental health issues that have plagued women for decades.”
Katie MacBride on considering masculinity
“My resistance and anger grew through one disappointment and dismissal after another, both personally and in the world at large.”
Incisive, thoughtful reporting that gets to the core of the issues
Elisabeth Sherman on chef culture
“For women, cooking was a duty. Men often saw it as a hobby, a sport, another realm to conquer. And when men made cooking a business, they seemed to decide their kitchens would be superior to those their mothers worked in.”
A long-term collaboration between Anxy and MEL Magazine that shares men’s real lives, and real struggles, as they happen.
Compelling photo essays and illustration that bring boundaries to life
Justin J Wee
Justin J Wee's portraits of gender non-conforming people show how broad the definitions of masculinity can be.
“Whether they know it or not, boys come here to become men. It’s a place where they can experiment and try on different emotions and behaviors that they’ve repressed until now.”
“The Ever Forward Club was created to give young men a place to talk about anything that’s going on in their personal life, whenever they feel they don’t necessarily have anybody to talk to.”
Anxy No. 4: Captivating, meticulously-crafted storytelling that will change your perspective.
What Masculinity Means
Real Men Don't Cry
Over the Lines
A Timeline of Testosterone
Give Us a Smile
A Most Peculiar Way
Scary Times for Men
The Monster of Machismo
Eating My Feelings
I'm Not Afraid of the Word 'No'
The Locked Box
Too Many Cooks
Terry Crews Wants To Know What You Are Going To Do
No One Way
Rage, Rinse, Repeat
Not All Men
Removing the Mask of Masculinity
Hide & Seek
The Survival Kit
Reinvent What's Possible
Anxy in the World
Mental Health Resources