CLAIRE LOUISE TRAVERS
DR KIM TALLBEAR
Dr Kim TallBear spoke on our Polyamory in Academia panel. She is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society at the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of Native American DNA (2013) and The Critical Polyamorist about indigenous, racial and cultural politics related to non-monogamy. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena.
SYDNEY RAE CHIN
Sydney Rae Chin spoke on our De-coupling in Polyamory, and our Abuse in Polyamory panel. She is a proud queer 3rd gen Chinese American woman, and intuitive sex guide, focused on supporting woman and non-men survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Alicia spoke on our Abuse in Polyamory panel. She writes under the alias Polyamorous Black Girl on her identity as a black woman, love, trauma, sexuality and non-monogamy. She is also an independent film maker, podcaster and advocate.
DR. ELI SHEFF
Dr Elisabeth Sheff spoke on our Polyamory in Academia event. She is a researcher, author and educational consultant with a PhD in Sociology. She has authored The Polyamorists Next Door (2014), Stories from the Polycule (2015), and When Someone You Love is Polyamorous (2016). She co-developed The Bonding Project.
Evita Sawyers spoke on our De-coupling in Polyamory panel. She is a non-monogamy coach, speaker, and educator, and creator of “Today’s Polyamory Reminder”. She is also the subject of the groundbreaking polyamorous documentary “Poly-Love”.
Eve Rickert spoke on our Abuse in Polyamory panel and on our Polyamory in Publishing panel. She is the author of More Than Two and Black Iron. She is also the owner of Thorntree Press, a publishing company focused on polyamorous literature.
Marjani Lane spoke on our White Supremacy in Polyamory event. Marjani Lane is a polyamorous educational content platform/persona created by Ebony Hagans with a focus on supporting the Black community on hard topics in ethical non-monogamy through the lens of the Black community. Ebony is femme queer with preferred pronouns she/they. Ebony created Marjani Lane to be a figure that Black polyam bodies could relate to that wasn’t just heteronormative.
DR JUSTIN MOGILSKI
Dr Mogilski spoke on our Polyamory in Academia panel. He is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. His global research purview investigates the strategies for multi-partner relationships.
Mariana Ellery is part of our Polyamory in Publishing panel, after she successfully self-published a children's book about polyamory called 'A Color Named Love'
Andy Adams spoke on our De-coupling in Polyamory panel. She is a non-monogamous mother and educator, and the owner of The Growth Arc (a education and community support space for navigating relationships)
DR JUSTIN CLARDY
Justin spoke on our White Supremacy in Polyamory event. He is an assistant professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, and has published work on the intersection of love & race, with a focus on the ethicality of non-monogamous relationship styles and the unjust political consequences for non-monogamists.
Michelle Hy is spoke on our White Supremacy in Polyamory event. She is from Portland, Oregon and runs the page Polyamorous While Asian, which seeks normalize non-monogamy, promote intentional relationships, and amplify the voices of other POC, who are significantly underrepresented in non-monogamous communities. She works to educate from an intersectional lens, offers non-monogamy peer support sessions.
Rachel Krantz is part of our Polyamory in Publishing panel. She is the author of her memoir 'Open: an uncensored memoir of love, liberation and non-monogamy" published by Penguin Random House (2022)