Dating & Relationships Polyamory

From Electron Shells to Relationship Sliders: Destabilizing Polynormativity

Avenue Room February 24, 2018 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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Aida Manduley, MSW

For non-monogamous people, answering “who are you dating?” &/or “who is your family?” can already be a long conversation involving complex diagrams, but what does that look like when we organize, negotiate, and discuss our relationships in ways that don’t necessarily center hierarchies, romance, and sex? And what does that have to do with honoring LGBTQ people and communities of color? All that—and what 7th grade science lessons about electron-shell diagrams have to do with is—is exactly what you will find out at this interactive workshop.

Join Aida to learn 2 specific frameworks for relationship mapping, some toxic assumptions in mainstream polyamorous discourse, and the value in moving away from treating polyamory as a Monogamy Expansion Pack (where all the same rules apply, but there are just more hands and butts in the equation).