Monocycle: Episode 23, the Definition of Man Repeller

Recently, I found myself explaining Man Repeller to someone as a platform for my future daughters. A place, an attitude, an ethos for them to understand that you’re safe to explore both your femininity and sense of humanity and not really know who you are but know that you want to figure it out with people who are like you, and won’t judge your roadway and who, frankly, want to see just one thing: you feeling proud of yourself. For whatever reason.

So here we are, talking about the mission of Man Repeller in this week’s episode of Monocycle. We’re leaning into year six of the brand’s existence and through it all, there has consistently remained an unedited icon on the upper right hand corner of the site that describes what it means to be a man repeller. It’s never been updated, partially because we’re a moving target and Man Repeller means a lot of different things to different people, but also because the attitude has changed so significantly since launch thanks to our relationship with and respect for the community (you), so it hasn’t felt right to rewrite our definition without your help.

So! Using this week’s recording as a launch pad to open the flood gates of what it means to read, engage with and experience Man Repeller, let’s talk about our mission together. What does Man Repeller mean to you?

Monocycle is edited by Nicholas Quazzy Alexander; Logo illustration by Kelly Shami; photograph by Claire Esparros for Homepolish


Leandra M. Cohen

Leandra M. Cohen is the founder of Man Repeller.

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