I will be giving two presentations this year at the fabulous DragonCon this year. On Friday September 2 at 1pm I will present Multiple Partner Marriage After Same Sex Marriage for the Skeptic Track, and on Saturday September 3 I will present The Polyamorists Next Door for the Science Track at 5:30pm. I hope to see you there!!!!
I just returned to home Atlanta after the Endless Poly Summer at Abrams Creek Retreat Center and speaking to the Charlotte Poly Network. Taking a breather has allowed me to reflect on my tour so far. The Hygge Coworking space in Charlotte was lovely, a welcoming and comfortable space to speak on “Types of Consensual Non-Monogamy and When They Work.”
The Abrams Creek Retreat Campgrounds are gorgeous, with great woods and stream-side camping sites with ample room for a tent and a hammock. Abrams Creek has many wading pools perfect for lounging in the wonderfully cool water. The buildings are all right along the creek and do not have air conditioning, so the mold was a problem for me. I am allergic to mold and other people at the were not nearly as bothered as I was, but if you are sensitive to mold then consider bringing a tent when you visit Abrams Creek. The food was excellent, with many vegan choices and meats as well.
Endless Poly Summer was quite intimate and would be best for people who are interested in Tantra and hands-on practice of sacred sexuality exercises in group and at the Sensual Temple. In addition to an emphasis on sacred sex, Endless Poly Summer uses a New Culture framework with a focus on intensive emotional exercises and encounter-type group discussions modeled after Zegg Forums, though with a degree of controversy about how closely they mirror the original Zegg intentions. EPS would be best for people with experience in gestalt therapy, EST-like groups, or other extensive emotional exploration. If you are new to poly, uncomfortable with intense emotional interactions, or reluctant to explore sacred sexuality, then you might consider selecting a different event to attend.
This will be my first time at Endless Poly Summer, and I am thrilled to be presenting at the lovely Abrams Creek Retreat Center in the West Virginia Countryside. Not only do I get to lounge in their creek and do some forest bathing, I get to learn from amazing people like authors Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels, Tantra practitioner and osteopath Harold Kornylak, and resident grassroots poly big wigs Sarah Taub and Michael Rios. I will be presenting “Untangling LGBTQIAKOP,” “Polyamorous Parenting,” and “What Kids REALLY Think of their Poly Families.”
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I am really excited about the awesome lineup for Atlanta Poly Weekend coming up June 3-5. The lineup is chock full of serious things like talking to kids about sex (with the beyond fabulous Marla Renee Stewart) and demystifying asexuality (with the most excellent Melissa Avery-Weir) to fun stuff like Kinky Science (with the incredible Rachel Anne Kieran) and using dance to foster better communication (with the dynamic duo of Joreth Innkeeper and Sterling).
I will be providing the opening keynote address on resilience in poly families on Friday evening at 5pm, hosting a panel with children from poly families on Saturday at 10:30, and presenting on how to use white privilege against itself and become an ally to people of color at 8pm on Saturday. I hope to see you there — it is a great time with fun and interesting people!
Source: APW 2016 Schedule
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