We never expected to create an issue of Sage Woman on the topic of women and men. But when we asked our social media fans last summer if they would appreciate a theme on this topic, we were overwhelmed with positive responses. So here we are. Although SageWoman is a female-only space, the vast majority of our reader's lives, eats, work, play, and just plain exist in a world full of men. We also now rub shoulders with a surprisingly diverse set of genders that weren t even imagined when Sage Woman first came into consciousness in 1986. Now, for the first time, we asked our readers to share their stories of experiences with men fathers, sons, brothers, lovers and others. This issue full of longing, love, compassion and healing is the result.