Wanna get an early copy of the definitive book on how race and polyamory? Wanna support the voices and stories of people of color in polyamorous communities? Want insight on creating inclusive environments? Kevin Patterson of Poly Role Models is trying to bring the real talk with his upcoming book Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and... Continue Reading →
As a white liberal – and I mean whiiiiiiiiite some lily white shit white – I never intend to be racist. As a white, lower-middle-class, cis-gendered woman, I have been marinated in white privilege since I was born. Squaring these two opposites – not wanting to be a racist but having white privilege in a... Continue Reading →
I just finished listening to a fantastic podcast from Poly in the Cities with Kevin Patterson from Poly Role Models. Turns out white folks in the poly community routinely try to tell Kevin Patterson about his experience as a Black person: When Kevin names race in conversations with some poly folks and event or group organizers, it all too... Continue Reading →
I am thrilled to be presenting at Sex Down South again this year, and wanted to encourage you all to get your early bird tickets while they are still cheap! You can register here at http://sexdownsouth.com/registration/
One of my readers, Wortmanberbger, responded one of my previous blogs on White Fragility with the following : Fine, but there is the danger of an ideologically distorting influence inherent in the phrase “white privilege”, which tends to frame these discussions. Whites are not privileged. Black people are oppressed, and white people are not, generally speaking,... Continue Reading →
The reality of racism shatters the comfortable (for white people) myth that the US today is a colorblind society which gives everyone an equal chance at everything. When that cherished myth of colorblindness is disturbed by evidence that racism is not only real but pervasive, many white folks get uncomfortable talking about racial inequality. I... Continue Reading →
The Mic recently published Kaitlyn Mitchell's article "There's a Big Problem in Polyamory that no one is Talking About" Mitchell interviewed me for the piece and did a great job interpreting the I published with Corie Hammers in 2011, "The Privilege of Perversities." Check it out and let me know what you think.