In part two of Blogger Rotten Zucchini’s series, they discuss why using descriptive tools is useful, and pretending we don’t need them can be harmful.
Belenen (@belenen) on why they identify as a relationship anarchist. How do we make space for growth in our relationships, and value them beyond the standard escalator model? They write about relationships being ‘continuously voluntary associations’ and commitments as ‘making decision anew every day’. Read Blog Post
An article on Psychology Today (@PsychToday), written by Dr. Elisabeth Sheff (@drelisheff1), who is a global expert on polyamory and also the author of The Polyamorists Next Door. In this article, she explore the spectrum of non-monogamy, from cheating (unethical, non-consensual non-monogamy) through polygamy, swinging and RA. Read Seven Forms of Non-Monogamy
Carolyn Yates (@c_yates) interviews Josie Kearns, a 33 year-old queer, poly, white, trans woman about opening up her relationship, identifying as a relationship anarchist and living in an intentional community. Read Poly Pocket: Building Intentional Community and Relationship Anarchy
Dr. Elisabeth A. Sheff (@drelisheff1) on Psychology Today (@PsychToday) talks about things that are important to solo poly people (and relationship anarchists as well) – autonomy, valuing non-romantic relationships, facing stigma and couples privilege. Read Solo Polyamory, Singleish, Single & Poly
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…
Full Transcript: Hi! I’m Kale. I am going to talk about how relationship anarchy differs from polyamory in how it levels out social hierarchies. Polyamory Polyamory is a relationship style where people have romantic relationships with more than one person. It is a form of ethical nonmonogamy, and is based on consent. Polyamorous people might…