Global Live Event: Long Distance Relationships in Polyamory
Join this Global Live Event hosted by Poly Pages on the topic of Long Distance in Polyamory. Join our host All of El, as they sit down with three polyamorous writers, educators and podcasters - Jhenelle Monique, Evita Sawyers, and Claire Louise Travers, in this one-off, live event to discuss the interplay of long distance and non-monogamy in a global, and answer your questions about long-distance in polyamory.
This event will run on the 30th January 2022, at 11AM LA / 2PM NYC / 7PM LDN / 8PM PAR. This event will be 90minutes long including a live question and answer. .
Long distance relationships give us challenges, benefits and opportunities that traditional geographically close relationships may not. At distance, individuals learn a new way to love - without the physical or day to day. A chance to rework our expectations, agreements and narratives around relationships. As such, polyamory has a lot to teach those who are in LDRs, and can be introduced as a coping mechanism for distance. So how can you make that transition easier? When is this the right decision? How can you approach long distance and polyamory from a place of love?
About the panelists:
Jhenelle Monique (she/her)): aka Jhen from Monogamish Pod. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Jhen is a pansexual and polyamorous Black woman who hosts the Monogamish Pod, a podcast exploring non-monogamy and polyamory through a Black Caribbean lens using pop culture and interviews. Engaged in polyamorous practice for the past 10 years, Jhen is sharing stories and creating a deeper understanding of the different facets of non-monogamy and polyamory that BIPOC experience.
Evita Sawyers (she/her): Non-monogamy coach, speaker, and educator. Creator of “Today’s Polyamory Reminder”, she is also the subject of the groundbreaking polyamorous documentary “Poly-Love”." Her approach is both frank yet empathetic and she is appreciated for her vulnerable openness about her own challenges in non-monogamy and helping others to grow.
Claire Louise Travers (she/her): Claire is a professional researcher and writer, and the host of the Poly Pages podcast - reading the texts which have shaped polyamorous community and culture. She writes for essays on non-monogamy for Medium.com. Claire is a queer, polyamorous, femme relationship anarchist, dedicated to the discourse around polyamory. Given her job as a humanitarian evaluator, Claire has only ever had relationships that include an element of distance. She tweets @claireltravers
About the Facilitator:
All of El (he/they): El is a Trans, Non-Binary, Brown creative, documenting the journeys and identities of himself and others through video and written word. They provide education and insight on various stigmatized topics through humor and non-academic language, while encouraging shameless dialogue. He is also Polyamorous, Bi, an art teacher, and a daddy to both his partner and hedgehog.
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About our Sliding Scale:
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