Image: Quilted design with two people lying on a gray planet talking over can-phones connected by long string, against starry red background My newest blog on Psychology Today looks at long-distance relationships and how they can last for decades. It also gives a shout out to the many awesome polyamorous conventions where people can meet... Continue Reading →
This week I had the pleasure of presenting at the Lavender Law Conference in Philadelphia. As one of the few non-lawyers at the conference, I felt welcomed with open arms and learned a lot. The panels were incredibly useful and educational, and I learned very interesting things about sex workers, birth certificates, assisted reproductive technology,... Continue Reading →
Founders of Jujumama Love Academy and long-time polyamorous leaders Carl and Kenya Stevens gave me a great interview about the African roots of multiple partner relationships and how African Americans are doing polyamory today. Interview with Kenya and Carl Stevens K= Kenya C= Carl E= Eli E: How did you get involved in polyamory? K:... Continue Reading →
Once again I have the privilege of presenting with Curious Fox in Brooklyn, NY. Saturday August 10 at the New Women Space I will present current research on polyamorous parenting and best parenting practices for resilient families from 1 to 3:30 pm -- and childcare is available! Hope to see you there. Click here for... Continue Reading →
Image: Marriage & Martinis written in white against a purple background next to a martini glass with a pair of wedding rings. Recently Adam and Danielle at Marriage and Martinis interviewed me from a monogamous perspective to understand what polyamory might have to teach monogamous folks. #marriage #polyamory #love #podcast https://www.marriageandmartinis.com/podcast/episode/d525482e/conversation-with-polyamory-expert-dr-elisabeth-sheff
Earlier today I was on the National Public Radio show 1A with a panel of folks including Janet Hardy, Crystal Farmer, and Ron Young. You can find the show on the podcast page at NPR, and the episode here. Image is of 1A written in white against black background with white lines extending horizontally from... Continue Reading →
Review of Is Monogamy Dead? By Rosie Wilby I loved this book far more than I expected to. When I saw the number of chapters I cringed inside, thinking that I was really screwed if this book sucked and I had to slog through that many pages. To my absolute delight, instead I found myself... Continue Reading →
Remy Rippon at Australian Vogue interviewed me and other experts for an interesting story on polyamory, check it out here. Image is of four white mannequin heads wearing hats and neck scarves poking out of a gray tent with a building and blue sky in the background. https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/lifestyle/what-is-polyamory-this-is-what-its-really-like-to-have-multiple-partners/news-story/848f3c987c589a9ec656462d9836a66b?fbclid=IwAR2Fr8kUgW2pQBZ8h0wFiKHr19NhL6DO0_2qncYKhP9EldGgt4JNkCJw8g4
Arti Patel, Senior National Online Reporter for the Global News, recently interviewed me about chosen families and wrote a very nice piece with the information Choosing Your Own Family. https://globalnews.ca/news/4510154/chosen-families-canada/ Image is of five male-appearing muscular people seated around a large wooden dining room table.
My most recent blog on Psychology Today explores the differences between these two relationship forms when it comes to gender, history, social integration, and more! You can check it out at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201807/what-is-the-difference-between-polyamory-and-polygamy Image is of red hearts with golden outlines floating against a black background with colored circles.