Our Story

Veteran Founded. Heart Led.

My name is David. Welcome to Stripped Raw.

I started writing 2 years ago to document the mind of a man who was drowning in depression following failed relationships. I knew that whatever was written on the internet would never be deleted, therefore alleviating the thought of burning my journals the morning after wasn’t an option. As a promise to myself and my son, I wrote and posted everything real-time in the event that I would get stupid again and try to suck-start the shotgun still hanging in my closet.

I’m a living statistic of what all of this stands for. I was a man* who had the devil's foot on his throat only to have the table you see on this site pull me up and shake me free...

A table who knew that I wasn’t done with raising my son, a Ride & Die Crew that still has the energy to let you know that YOU’RE still far from being done as well.

In a world that tells us to "stay strong," many men are silently battling. Our table understands the male’s desperate need for alternatives and we’re here to do something about it.

We are Stripped Raw.

Issues Facing Today's Male


Men account for approximately 75% of all suicides, making them three times more likely to take their own lives than women. 

Source: World Health Organization


Almost half of working men (47%) feel that their job defines them, underscoring the societal pressure many men feel to be "successful."

Source: Pew Research Center


Only 1 in 5 men meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Men make up about 93% of the U.S. prison population.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics


Fathers are awarded custody in about 17.5% of cases in the U.S.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Only about 1 in 4 men feel they can talk about their feelings.

Source: Movember Survey

Our Mission:

We're here to strip all of the labels and re-establish the man to combat every social issue stomping our culture into the dirt right now.

We Believe:

We're done arguing about masculinity. We believe every man has the masculine inside of him. We're here to pull it out.

Our Vision:

Picture dads confidently guiding their daughters, showing them the true measure of a man, and moms sculpting sons who embody genuine strength and kindness. Our sights are set on a horizon where men lead with heart, families thrive through unity, and every dude can be his unfiltered self, laying the foundation for generations of authentically-living men and women.

Your Story

What story are you writing? We’re here to help you write a story worth LIVING.