First Time Movember


Automattic is participating in Movember for the first time this year, and so to join I shaved for the first time in the better part of a decade. (Before and after pictured above.) For those not familiar with it, you shave clean on November first and grow and groom a mostache (no beard, goatee, etc) through the course of the month, and when people comment on how ridiculous you look you encourage them to donate to Movember which is a non-profit which has raise over $500 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. (Wow!)

I doubt I’ll be able to match the ‘stache of some of my more hirsute colleagues, but it’s for a good cause and seems like good fun as well. If you’d consider dropping a few dollars in the hat to support men’s health, here’s the link to the Automattic team page where you can donate to support the entire team, which is currently ranked #163.

Published by Matt

In 2002 I started contributing to Open Source software, and life has just gotten better from there. Co-founder of WordPress, founder Automattic.

45 thoughts on “First Time Movember

  1. Good for you! I considered it, but I couldn’t stand the look of myself unshaven for that long… BTW, you’re cuter without the beard, for what it’s worth. Just one gay man’s opinion.


  2. This is actually the first time I found the explanation behind Movember. I always thought it was just for fun and to demonstrate to the world who can or can’t grow a proper manly mustache haha


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