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Posted on July 29, 2009

Alan with Polyamory in the Media already chimed in on this, but I also want to get the word out through my own reader circles.

Newsweek posted an online article about polyamory, highlighting Teresa Greenan and the “Family” web series.  Last I checked, there’s close to 180 comments on the article. Some good, some interesting.

I’ll admit, I was a little critical of this series when it first started. I was concerned about the campy humor that poked fun at poly sterotypes. As the series progressed, the plot becomes more serious and realistic.

In case you are one of the people that stumbled upon my site by searching for Terisa Greenan on Google or saw my comment on the Newsweek article – hi! :)   If you have questions about poly, check out the other posts on my site. I also recommend checking out the site for MNPoly (the group I help lead).

Posted on May 24, 2009

Recently, Miss Polyamory interviewed Samatha Fraser, the author of the blog (and hopefully upcoming book): Not Your Mother’s Playground. You can listen to the interview podcast here.

Not Your Mother’s Playground is Samantha’s diary about open relationships. She writes about her personal experiences, both positive and challenging, and also shares her realizations about herself and open relating.

This site is an online resource that targets a modern audience while still being accepting and inclusive of others views and lifestyle choices:

This blog, and it’s accompanying book are not intended to be a bash on anyone who might identify a little more with a non-traditional view of the world. Certainly if you are in, or considering, an open relationship or customized fidelity, chances are your views are just a tad non-traditional to start with. This blog is for those of us who just might not list renaissance fares, clothing optional triad relationships, and LARPing as our favorite activities when filling in our Facebook profiles. This isn’t to say that this book is meant for a limited audience, more specifically it’s meant for a larger percentage of society than many other books on the same subject.

- Not Your Mother’s Playground: Introduction

 

Keeping in-line with what I’ve written over the past few weeks, here’s the links to NYMP’s own open relationship series: “What Can Make Open Relationships Great?”

 

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Posted on March 28, 2009

Two things prompted this post.

The first was a conversation that I had a few weeks ago with one of my friends in the local poly community.  (I use the term ‘conversation’ loosely because, technically, it was us ranting loudly over the loud music in a dance club) 

My friend mentioned the website for the (now cancelled) Chicago Polyamory Conference and asked me about “the guy that was dressed like Dumbledore” who was one of the featured speakers.   I almost fell over in shock at the assessment that he gave of Oberon Zell Ravenheart, who is one of many individuals who influenced the polyamory movement.  This led to further commentary on image/perception.

The second was the review that I received from The Philosophy of Non-Monogamy.

Young Metro and Poly

I am all of these things. Yep. That is me; I could be one of the racially vague stock-photo models smiling away at the top of the page. So why does it bother me?

A) I don’t like exclusion, and age exclusion seems like the silliest kind because everyone gets old.

B) I don’t WANT the image of our community to be clean cut, good looking, young people. I want us to look like the real people we are. Which means some of us are fat, some of us have tattoos on our necks, and some of us have gray hair in ponytails

I hate this corporate fed image of what we should be. I’m not saying the person who runs this site buys into this image, but she is sure putting it up there.

This led me to think about the role of target marketing in the context of outreach for polyamory.  There are some that may find what I’m about to write rather controversial. Others may simply nod and say ‘that makes sense’. I’m looking for your feedback one way or another here (comment, email me, or use my contact form).

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Posted on March 5, 2009

I wanted to write a quick blurb and give you guys a heads up on what’s going on in my world ( you didn’t think this blog was going to be all about “how to ____ “, did ya? :p)

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