The countdown has begun folks … DIRTY WORDS #4 [COMMUNITY] — our beautiful collaboration between Protein Community and Protein Agency — is launching with a special online event on Monday 15th May. So, if you want to understand what ‘community’ means today and be the first to get your hands on the full report (as well as some tasty extras), then sign-up below and tell your friends, as you won’t want to miss it:

It’s a slightly shorter Supplement this month, as we’ve been focused on getting ready for Season 6 and a bunch of exciting new initiatives, but more on that next month. In the meantime, if you’re looking to earn, learn, and grow with a bunch of other culturally curious creatives, Protein Membership applications are open again, and before we get to the links, here’s a brand new track by our very own baby guava (note: maybe don’t play this on the office Sonos, as the lyrics are 😳)



  • Some essential reading from the folks at Forefront (gated)
  • A visual ode to Hungary’s declining pub culture
  • And also what happened to the Salford community in 1963 and 1980s
  • Post Office is a cooperative space to prototype our collective futures





💀・final word


We give 200 $PRTN for any link that makes the Protein Supplement. So, a big shoutout to the following members, we’ll be in touch shortly to sort your tokens:

7babyguava7, Andrea Brena, Super_Fiction, weekendhacker, AnaRoman, AmirCaten8ted, Super_Fiction, gursharan, paktin

Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚


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