How To Be Human

is creating a more open, loving and tolerant world. 1 conversation at a time
Select a membership level
$2.00
$2
per month

A contribution of any amount unlocks all content and benefits from our Patreon. 

$5.00
$5
per month

A contribution of any amount unlocks all content and benefits from our Patreon. 

$10.00
$10
per month

A contribution of any amount unlocks all content and benefits from our Patreon. 

1

patron

$4

per month

About How To Be Human

At some point in the last century, you were thrust into the human experience. Without instructions, without a choice of where, when and with whom you entered the world, you simply arrived and have had to try and make sense of it ever since.

This is much is true for all 7.6 billion of us!

As far as we know, we only ever get to experience life through one pair of eyes. We only know our experiences, our insecurities, our passions and our fears. We see the world from within our culture, our society and our community.

How To Be Human aims to provide a glimpse into different human worlds. Through honest, vulnerable conversations we can all feel less alone and more connected. We can see beyond the subjective world that we know, and into the lives and realities of others.

And together we can build a more open, tolerant and loving world.


How?

The present:
  • 500 Coffees: My current mission is to have coffee with 500 strangers from around the world. That’s 500 opportunities to sit down with humans from every part of the planet to discuss their lives and experiences; their fears, passions and insecurities.
  • Groups: In every city I visit, I bring groups together to discuss important human topics: love, fear, jealousy and resentment etc. These open conversations are a chance to be vulnerable and connect with the people around us in our communities.
  • The Online Community: The Facebook group is a space where these thoughtful conversations continue online. It’s an open place where we can have meaningful discussions about the experience of being human.

The future:
Right now, that’s where the project stops. But there’s so much more that’s still to come! Soon, I want to start experimenting with different types of media across different platforms. As the project grows, I also want to introduce videos, podcasts, articles, books and perhaps in-person spaces too.


The mission is in two parts:

  • Promote vulnerability and connection - by opening up with one another, we can feel less alone in our own problems and more empathetic of all those we’re interacting with every day.
  • Eliminate ‘us’ and ‘them’ - for as long as we divide ourselves into ‘us’ and ‘them’ reconciliation becomes impossible. We are all ‘us’. We may have differing experiences, differing experiences, differing ideas, but we are all humans trying to make sense of this experience. 


Here’s where I need your help:

  • Coffee doesn't come for free. Earning $300 a month would cover the cost of the coffees I buy for people (plus my own coffees as I work almost daily on How To Be Human. Most of the project's expenses would be covered at this stage so I could continue it indefinitely. 
  • Earning $800 a month will allow me to put my focus entirely on the project. This would immediately allow me to begin exploring with video, podcasts and other types of content. 
  • Earning $1500 a month means I can put some of the project's more ambitious goals into action. More professional story telling, physical spaces, big collaborations - all of which become possible at this stage. 

Since I want to make the content on this page accessible to all, a contribution of any amount will unlock all Patreon content and benefits. Any amount you can give will help our mission to help promote a more open, tolerant world. 
Goals
$4 of $300 per month
Coffee doesn't come for free. Earning $300 a month would cover the cost of the coffees I buy for people (plus my own coffees as I work almost daily on How To Be Human. Most of the project's expenses would be covered at this stage so I could continue it indefinitely.
1 of 3
How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get rewards