Are you ready to join the club?
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.
- 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.
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).
Goal for the year: £20,000
Progress of Donations
(chart updated daily)
Goal for the year: £20,000
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
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
Get your membership 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!
Inspired by the theme? Join us!
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!
Suggest books 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.
Have books to suggest for this theme?
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.
You can stop your subscription at anytime by logging into your account. When you cancel your subscription, the billed period will run until its end and will not renew. For example if you stop mid-month on a monthly rolling subscription, your subscription will run until the end of the month. If you cancel a 3-month subscription after a month, the subscription will run until the end of the 3rd month and will not renew thereafter.
We will send you a voucher monthly to redeem your digital book on Amazon. Should you wish to buy a paperback or hardback, you will be able to use your voucher as a gift card to discount its value towards your book.
If you wish to use your voucher to buy a digital copy of the book you will need access to a Kindle or the Kindle App (downloadable on a smartphone or tablet for free).
Yes, should you wish to buy a paperback or hardback, you will be able to use your voucher as a gift card to discount its value towards your book.
You choose! Although it is likely we read non-fiction in most cases, you can influence the books we read by making book suggestions and voting for your favourites.
Yes! You can suggest books based on our themes (our underarguments) here.
We meet the last Wednesday of every month on Zoom (or an equivalent platform) for approximately 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.
Of course! If you'd like to share a personal story on the theme we're reading or would like to join as one of our moderators for the month, please email us.
As the cost of the books differ each month, and because we always give you a voucher for the most expensive of the 3 books we read, it is hard to tell exactly how much of your contribution will be donated to Sekool. But the distribution of your contribution is as follow:
- Cost of the book
- Admin costs of club i.e. cost of online meetup platform etc.
- Donation to Sekool
You can see the progress of your donations at the top of this page and we will endeavour to send quarterly updates on how memberships have been distributed.