You Let Her Do What? Examinations of Polyamory and Masculinity
Since the 1960s, many of us have adopted a modern take on polyamory with female-driven resources and ideologies at the forefront. So, how does this mesh with some of the traditional ideas of masculinity that we’ve been socialized to believe. If we’re determined to shed default setting relationship-models, what parts of masculine conditioning do we also need to let go of? What parts do we need to keep? In this workshop, we’ll explore ideas common to polyamory and masculinity and how we intend to rewrite our own scripts to reflect a positive narrative for our communities, our partners, and ourselves. Bring your stories!
Kevin Patterson is an active member of the Philadelphia polyamory community. He's been practicing ethical nonmonogamy since August of 2002 after opening up a relationship that eventually became his marriage.
In April of 2015, Kevin was inspired to start Poly Role Models, an interview series for people describing their experiences with polyamory. Poly Role Models is part of a drive and a desire to change the way our lives and communities are viewed. It is currently the most diverse and inclusive platform for polyamory available.
To continue the discussion of polyamorous representation, Kevin has extended the blog's work into nationwide speaking engagements about how race and polyamory intersect. This has led to the writing of the book, Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities.
SMART Beginnings with Kai_Dark
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Guest and non-members MUST RSVP. To RSVP e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with your legal first AND last name and the date of the event you would like to attend. You will receive a response with directions and instructions. Must be 21+ to attend.
The evening's schedule is as follows:
7:15 p.m. Newcomer’s Orientation begins.
7:30 p.m. Doors open for members and guests, check-in open.
8:00 p.m. Educational /Guest presentation begins.
10:00 p.m. Open Play Party begins. SMART Beginnings Class held in Red Rm.
11:00 p.m. Registration/check-in closes.
2:00 a.m. Closing Time! You don’t have to go home, you just can’t stay here