This is part 1 of a 6 part piece ‘Of relationship anarchy, accessibility and sitting shiva’. The first three parts are relevant to RA so I’m posting links to those three. Blogger Rotten Zucchini’s writes about what is often missing from the discourse on relationship anarchy – the anarchy itself.
After reading The Problem With Polynormativity, Eve Rickert (@everickert) posts a helpful discussion about what hierarchy in relationships looks like. She gives some real life examples, talks about needs, boundaries, and personal agency. Read Polyamory and Hierarchy
Clare Wiley (@Clare_Wiley) interviewed Mel Mariposa (@PolySingleish), Meg-John Barker (@megjohnbarker) and myself (@RAisTweeting), to talk about the rise of relationship anarchy, what it means for us, and why we put the work in. Read Relationship Anarchy Takes The Judgement Out of Love
Full Transcript: Hi, I’m Kale! Today I want to talk about why I stopped using the relationship status feature on Facebook. When you practice non-traditional relationships, it’s not unusual to notice how the world around you is focused on the almighty Couple. You constantly bump in to social structures that reinforce that two is the…
Possibly the shortest article written about Relationship Anarchy, written by Mike Sturnin (@mi_st). Read Relationship Anarchy, My Summary
Mel Mariposa (@PolySingleish) writes about the downside of Radical Self Reliance, one of the ten principles of Burning Man. She examines the problems with placing individuals above community, and how intimacy and compassion suffer when Radical Self Reliance trumps connecting to the people around you. Read Radical Self Reliance and Community Responsibility
The author writes about his experience redefining romantic relationships & friends vs. lovers. He spent time touring with his band, and notice the close bonds that were formed. His friendships were allowed to evolve in an unlimited number of ways, and they also had very few demands placed on the people in the relationship. This…