Season 5 signals the beginning of a new adventure for Protein Community — by  combining the collective intelligence of our incredible members with the extensive experience and knowledge of Protein Agency to collaboratively tackle the next Dirty Word report. The topic, fittingly, is Community and it won’t be like anything you’ve seen from us before.

Historically these reports have been created in-house, so for the first time, our members will have the opportunity to be part of the process — earning, learning, and growing together — with all contributions being recognised and rewarded on-chain and in the final report.

So, do you have an insatiable urge to explore the past, present, and future of Community? Are you an incredibly talented researcher or strategist looking for a project you’re going to still be talking about in 5 years’ time? Perhaps you’re a designer or a copywriter with an interest in applying your skills in a new way? Or maybe you’re culturally curious and looking for a new community to explore and learn from? If any of this sound like your bag …

Inspired by the responses from our recent Supplement survey, we’ve categorised our links to reflect how you find them in our Discord, so we trust you like the new format:

🎤・stories of growth

At the very end of last year, we had the absolute pleasure of speaking to Mindy Seu, editor, and gatherer of the Cyberfeminism Index — an evolving, collaborative archive of projects working towards cyberfeminist futures dating from 1985 to today. We discussed the evolution of the project and what community means to her and as a Supplement subscriber, you get the first read and listen:











“There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don’t know, and those who don’t know they don’t know.” – John Kenneth Galbraith


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Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚


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