One For The Boys

One for the Boys is a documentary, article and photo series about masculinity in Aotearoa today. We look at what it means to be a man, and how and why that’s changing. 

Eleven stories that teach us what masculinity really means

We've rounded up a bunch of stories that show us what it means to be a man.

I’m a stay-at-home dad. It doesn’t affect my masculinity

The morning our first child drew her first breath among a half a dozen medical professionals and the beeping machines of a West Auckland hospital room,…

Why tough men find it hard to hug

What does it mean to be a man in New Zealand? It's a heady topic to unpack. Perhaps most popularly, the idea of being a man…

How young men struggle with body image pressures | One For The Boys | Ep 4

A new bodybuilder and group of friends discuss body image struggles

Love you bro, no homo: talking about closeness between guys

“Bro rub some sunscreen on my back, no homo.”

Why are some guys uncomfortable holding each other’s hands or sleeping in the same bed? And why is…

Toxic masculinity makes it difficult for Pacific men to be vulnerable

“Tough like an armour truck, the only medicine I know, harden up!”

Men can't talk about their feelings and it's a deadly problem | One For The Boys | Ep 3

Suck it up. Harden Up. Be a man about it. How many times have you heard these words?

Men tell us where they feel most and least masculine

The Masculinity Project is an exploration and documentation of what it means to be a man in Aotearoa

We talk to people who make porn and people who consume it | One For The Boys | Ep 2

We take a look at how young guys navigate the world of porn.

Our One for the Boys series is here. Check out the release party.

Re: celebrated the launch of our new masculinity series One for the Boys at the Grey Lynn Bowling Club in Auckland last night. 

There was pizza, laughs…

Guys and violence: Am I weak if I back down? | One For the Boys | Ep 1

“Imagine if all your boys jump into a fight and you don’t? You’re just the one standing there.”