Some people can’t ignore the gnawing sense when something isn’t right. Dishonesty, manipulation, or unfairness keeps them awake at night. These people may have been labeled gifted underachievers, trouble-makers, sensitive souls, or class clowns. They refuse to fit the mold when it feels like a cage. When the herd demands we go along to get along, only these black sheep are willing to refuse. 

History is full of black sheep who chose to do what was right when the herd was wrong. Whether it’s in your culture, workplace, school, or personal relationships, everyone will face moments when they must choose between conforming to the group or standing alone for the truth.

In our era of collective dysfunction, black sheep keep destruction at bay by sounding the alarm, refusing to comply, and leading the herd toward greener pastures. These individuals are the catalysts for societal change. The Black Sheep publishes their perspectives to remind those who stand alone that they’re never truly alone. 

Becoming A Black Sheep

Read stories from and about black sheep throughout history, cultures, and circumstances to better understand and navigate your own path toward a more enlightened way of being. The Black Sheep offers insight to help you find freedom from destructive systems, be they familial, political, or cultural.

Subscribe to The Black Sheep and become a Black Sheep yourself.

Black Sheep will get:

  • History

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  • Art

  • Philosophy

  • Politics

This publication is a resource to remind you of what you’re fighting and why. It’s both a tool to sharpen your knowledge and skills, and a place to restore yourself when you’re weary from the fight.

What Do Black Sheep Readers Get?

Your free subscription to The Black Sheep gets you: 

  • Black Sheep guest posts

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  • Weekly essays

  • A satisfying preview of all paid content

A paid subscription to The Black Sheep also gets you:

  • Access to the Black Sheep community on Discord

  • Access to send questions for video Q&As with guest writers

  • Guides for applying the black sheep philosophy to your life

  • Access to private Black Sheep events 

  • Other exclusive Black Sheep essays and videos 

Whatever you choose, I’m glad you’re here.

The Founders

The Black Sheep is co-founded and co-edited by Salomé Sibonex & Joseph (Jake) Klein

  • Go to Salomé’s website to find her visual art, non-newsletter writing, and more.

  • Salomé is on X and Instagram (@SalomeSibonex), but please know the best way to contact her is always telepathically.

  • Go to Jake’s website to find his filmmaking and non-newsletter writing.

  • Jake is on X, where you can find even worse opinions than the ones he writes about here.


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Thinking deeply, living freely.
Joseph (Jake) Klein is a writer, filmmaker, co-founder of The Black Sheep, and a Hazlitt Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also the author of the upcoming book Redefining Racism. Follow him on Twitter @josephjakeklein.