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We've had one mission from the start; empowering all of us to embrace our individuality. Even when that means arguing against the norm. We created underarguments that turned into the wearable mindsets (our lingerie). We launched the anti-casting to give all the stories, and women seldom heard a space to exist, just as they are.

Now, we want to get together and dissect the mindsets behind each of these underarguments. Through our book club, we challenge ourselves with mindsets different from ours, with open-mindedness and acceptance. We share our stories while growing from those of others. We learn to appreciate ourselves for who we are, we learn to become better versions of ourselves and never to conform.

// How does the club work?
  • Each month, we try to answer a topic inspired by one of the underarguments. For example, underargument no.01 For awesome // Against perfect might draw the question "Is reaching perfection necessary to succeed and is it a healthy goal?".
  • At the end of each month, you are invited to vote for your favourite book. We want to give ourselves more than one perspective, and as you know, we believe in diversity. So, instead of all reading the same book, we each read one book out of the 3 most voted for.
  • On the 1st of each month, you'll receive an amazon voucher via email so you can download or purchase the book of your choice from the 3 available options of the month
  • We regroup online every last Wednesday of the month for 90 minutes of discussions on the month's topic. A panel of 3 members, each representing one of the books, moderates the session in which we'll explore the angles developed in the books and chat about personal experiences with members and guests.

This is a new project that we want to be community-led. Like with anything new, we might encounter teething issues. We will learn from our mistakes. The only way to make this book club a meaningful community is to improve through feedback. Do get in touch if you have any suggestions that can make the book club better and more useful for all.

// An initiative that gives both ways

You might already know about Sekool, our factory's foundation in Madagascar. They run educational programs to aim to fill the knowledge gap that prevents some of the local impoverished children from integrating the public school system.

To run, the school needs to fund a budget of a minimum of £20,000/year. Covid-19 made it difficult for the school to continue running with a full staff, which means some children are currently unable to attend.

Your subscription pays for your monthly book, the rest is donated to the Sekool foundation to help run their programs. We want to be ambitious and aim to, with your help, contribute to the full-year budget the school needs by the end of the year (see our progress below). Reaching this goal represents just over 100 subscriptions by the end of the year. We can do it!

If you would like to donate directly to Sekool, please head to their site (site in French).

Progress of Donations

Goal for the year: £20,000
(chart updated daily)

80%
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Monthly subscription
£15.00
  • Monthly book voucher
  • 10% discount on all the underargument products
  • Access to monthly online meet up
  • Access to weekly book club newsletter
3 months subscription - theunderargument.com
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3 months subscription
£45.00
  • Monthly book voucher
  • 15% discount on all the underargument products
  • Access to monthly online meet up
  • Access to weekly book club newsletter
6 months subscription - theunderargument.com
6 months subscription - theunderargument.com
6 months subscription
£90.00
  • Monthly book voucher
  • 20% discount on all the underargument products
  • Access to monthly online meet up
  • Access to weekly book club newsletter
// What we're reading

This Month's Books

Theme based on: no.02 For identity // Against stereotypes

Discussion: Why racial issues concern us all and what allies can do about it

Rebel Ideas,
Matthew Syed

Rebel Ideas examines the power of 'cognitive diversity' - the ability to think differently about the world around us. It explains how to harness our unique perspectives, pool our collective intelligence and tackle the greatest challenges of our age - from climate change to terrorism.

Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race,
Reni Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,
Robin DiAngelo

Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Next Month's Books

Theme based on: no.05 For loving // Against conforming

Discussion: Why the need to control love and how can we stop the war on (all types) of love?

Books are announced on the 1st of the month

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You'll be able to vote for your favourite books for next month's theme and join our conversations. We look forward to having you with us!

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You decide what we read by suggesting and voting for your favourite books. If you would like to suggest one or more, you can do so here.

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