Tonight’s True Life: I’m Polyamorous introduced you to Kerry, a college student who’s dating experienced polyamorist Diana. Both women have chosen to break the standard rules of dating in America, and they’d like to reach out to viewers interested in learning more. Check out their blog posts below and get their contact info…
The decision to share my polyamorous life with millions of people on MTV was scary because being non-monogamous is taboo. I don’t think polyamory is right for everyone and I respect monogamous relationships, but I’ve found that having more than one partner is really right for me.
I told my story so that young people will realize that there are many choices in relationships, love and family style. Breaking the rules about what love should look like and then sharing that with the world is risky, but being fearlessly open to the world also feels incredibly freeing!
When I was a teenager in a small town, I remember seeing lesbians on television and realizing there were other people like me in the world. I hope with this show we have helped young people realize that monogamy and marriage are choices and that there are other options for creating healthy relationships. I urge all of you to remember that you are independent and powerful. You have an identity beyond having a boyfriend or girlfriend, so stay true to yourself and never be afraid to speak up about what you want.
If you are curious to learn more about relationship choices and polyamory, join the club! If you sign up for my mailing list at feministoutlaw.com, I will send a list of suggested books and websites, a ‘Best Relationship for You’ Quiz, blog entries updating everyone on my relationship with Kerry and an invitation to a free phone workshop with us so you can ask questions from anywhere in the country.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, plus join discussions and read updates about my journey as a polyamorous individual at warriorwoman4love.blogspot.com. Also, you can support my activism with Diana Adams by joining her mailing list at feministoutlaw.com and checking for news on our upcoming Polyamory Telephone Workshop, which will be designed around questions asked by you! I look forward to continuing this journey with you while working to organize the poly community and empowering each other to create and live the lives of our dreams! <3
I want to give a special thank you to everyone who was involved in the production of True Life: I’m Polyamorous. We could not have done it without you!
Diana Adams, Ed Vessel, Alex Shtirberg; Tantra Instructor: Kamala Devi partnerplayshop.com; Stylist: Kerry Webber; Costumes: Jesse Klein, Kae Burke, Anya Sapozhnikova and Third Earth Designs by Tara McManus; Makeup: Perry Foulke; Photographer: Sam Elijah; Performers: SheDick www.myspace.com/shedickband, Jessica Delfino, Anita Cookie, Jezebel Express, Robin Renee, Matty of Pixie Harlots, Morph’s Saru; Aerialist: Jordann Baker www.theskybox.org and www.houseofyes.org; Jasmine, Iman, Marisa, Maria, Najva, Schyler, Lauren, Buck, Michelle, Justen, Lyndell and many more!