What the story means

You might not be able to put your finger on it just yet, but you know there’s something familiar in this story.

Our world can be painful, scary, and lonely. And even more so if we choose to defy the status quo.

And yet many of us know that defying the status quo is *exactly* what the gift we hold asks of us. The possibilities of our gifts, clutched tightly in our hands, are the most terrifying thing in the world.

Terrifying, indeed, for the only way to discover who we are, what contributions we can make, and how we can make them, is to make ourselves vulnerable to the pain of failure, loss, embarrassment, humiliation, and alienation.

The loudest voices of our time tell us in order to salve that pain and fear, what we need is a stage.

That’s a lie.

What we need is not an audience, but a community.

A community of warmth and safety where we can feel known, accepted, and encouraged. Yet a community that also lovingly confronts us with our own possibility.

That’s what we’re building. And we want to invite *you*.

Heck, we need you.

Choose your adventureChoose your adventure

$39 per month

Join the &yet Community by choosing the start date of the session you’d like to join.

But before you do, please read our Code of Conduct. Joining the community means you agree to uphold those standards, for the safety of everyone.

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If you’re not sure, it’s easy to cancel your membership. You’ll be given a cancellation link you can use any time if you decide it’s not for you. Visit the FAQ if you're curious about anything in particular.

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Why this matters

The Internet has created the world’s most unsafe and heartless communities in the same place we’re building our society’s future.

Our most sensitive people, our most marginalized people—the people we need to lead us into a more empathetic future—are being crushed into the ground.

Is this the future we want to create?

We’re building a community of possibility for compassionate people—not as a refuge, but because we believe that by investing in the leadership of each individual person, we will create a different kind of future.

In the words of Tina Turner, we don’t need another hero.

We need entire armies of leaders. We believe tiny leaders build on tiny leaders to create tiny powerful fearless societies.

What will the future we create look like?What will the future we create look like?

This community will not be the same without you.

And we mean that in a very real sense. We strongly believe every new person should shape the community in some way, and we want you to be a part of it with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this community for?
We are an inclusive and diverse group of compassionate people with a variety of roles and backgrounds. We’re an eclectic assortment of designers, developers, artists, entrepreneurs, writers, business people, freelancers, scientists, musicians, engineers, hackers, photographers, non-profit folks…and on and on…who believe the world should be better and are determined to make it so.

Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes! Joining the community means that you agree to abide by our code of conduct to help make this a safe place for everyone.

What is the time commitment?
The initial 3-week adventure includes a total of 4 - 6 hours of reading, listening, art, and activities. You’ll have a week before your adventure begins to get started, so the time commitment will be spread out over 4 weeks, and you can go at your own pace. After that, you’ll be brought into the larger community, where we will be exploring our individual and collective possibilities and creating out loud together.

What does the $39/month cost cover?
Your participation in the 3-week adventure, plus the costs of the ongoing community. Plus surprises. Of course.

Can I cancel anytime?
Yep. Anytime at all. We’ll give you a link that makes it easy.

What kind of pizza do the folks at &yet like?
Pickleface obviously. 🍕

Anything else we can answer?

See you on the other side <3