Cheers Sexy People!
I’m super stoked to announce the next podcast interview that went live recently with Tim @PolyChicago who was also a presenter at the latest Beyond The Love conference that I wrote about here. Tim at PolyChicago.com is a poly community organizer in… you guessed it… Chicago! He has hosted events with the Chicago Polyamory Meetup Group since 2012, and helped co-found the Chicago Polyamory Connection in 2013. He is also co-host of the podcast, “Poly Story Repository”. Before I even had the idea to start this blog here at Loving Without Boundaries (LWB), I was doing research on the Interwebs about polyamory, and I was lucky enough to find Tim’s blog. I read many many entries and was blown away by the vulnerability, rawness, and incredible honesty that I felt through Tim and his fellow writers’ words. They deeply moved me, and eventually helped inspire me to create my mission here at LWB. I will be forever grateful for that, and have a special place in my heart for Tim! Thus I felt super grateful at the opportunity to meet him in person this past November at Beyond The Love – a conference that always has amazingly awesome speakers and presenters! Tim’s workshop on community building was fantastic and fun! I aim to start building my own local poly community in the Washington, DC area – my home base – as soon as I’m able, so the information and insights from a professional in the trenches just rocks!
In this interview, we discuss Tim’s humble polyamorous inclinations and beginnings dating back to his college days. He describes some of the most beautiful moments of his life as it relates to polyamory, some of his challenges and struggles and how he overcame them, the winding and twisting road to where he is now, and how he manages to handle four relationships that he is currently in. His light-hearted and generous spirit are just lovely and he was simply a pleasure to interview. I hope to have him back on the podcast at a future time. You rock, Tim! All of the awesome!
Here is some information from his website polychicago.com that he co-writes and manages:
PolyChicago.com is a blog written by a group of polyamorous folks living in Chicago.
Tim – Tim has lived in Chicago for the last ten years. He was in a triad in college, but without any good communication it unraveled rather quickly. After being in a closed marriage for quite some time, his relationship opened two years ago. He is now in a variety of different relationships, including one with Jamie.
Awesome stuff! Thank you, Tim for being generous with your time, for the work that you do with your various local poly communities, and for sharing your thoughts and insights with us via the podcast interview! You are just so fantastic and I thank you for all of the fine work you are doing to contribute to creating awareness and community around polyamory and consensual non-monogamy! Follow his adventures at polychicago.com.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, and check out Episode 53 with Tim. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for ethical non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the Loving Without Boundaries podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! UPCOMING EVENTS OF NOTE
I would like to highlight two upcoming events around the country by some peeps that I have come to know and love:
- Ethical Slut & Opening Up: Wry’s Poly Talk Panel – On April 29 at Wry’s Polytalks is the first time in the USA that both Janet Hardy (co-author of Ethical Slut and a dozen other books) AND Tristan Taormino (author of Opening Up and a dozen other books) will share the same stage. The only other time was in Berlin 2004. This is an event you DO NOT want to miss! Buy your tickets now before they sell out!! Only 100 tickets will be made available, which is max capacity, and expected to sell out. Here are some more details about this event! Polyamory & Open Relationship experts: author Janet Hardy (Ethical Slut) and author Tristan Taormino (Opening Up) together onstage for the FIRST TIME in the USA! ♥♥♥ Get tickets for Wry’s PolyTalks, a guided open forum in a Q&A format with 7 other incredible panelists, including researcher Ryan Witherspoon, Erin Tillman the Dating Advice Girl, SPLA’s Dr. Laurie Bennett-Cook & Cassie Brighter, author Dedeker Winston (The Smart Girls Guide to Polyamory), alt content creator Mar, and librarian Eugene – a diverse gathering of life experience and relationship styles.Get tickets here: https://
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- Polyamory UnConference – Part of the Beyond The Love family of events created by Karen, Dan and Dawn is coming up this June 24, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio! Here are more details about this awesome and new event! How many times have you gone to a conference and left thinking, “That was good, but I wish they’d talked about…”? Or maybe you’’ve got a topic that you’d LOVE to turn into a workshop but never had the chance. Well, we’re giving you that chance! Beyond the Love is excited to announce the Polyamory UnConference! Polyamory Unconference is an event that is run by you, the participants! That’s right – attendees get to propose, vote on, and run sessions themselves! You’ll set the agenda and create an environment of innovation and productive discussion!Request topics and workshops on issues that you want to hear about, or present something – either a facilitated discussion, a workshop on a specific skill, or a lecture on a topic you are familiar with. It’s up to you! And don’t worry, even if you’d prefer to sit in the back rows, you still get to help decide what topics get covered, so the workshops are sure to be relevant to your interests!And, after a full day of classes, we’ll have the Unconference Social! Board Games? Music? Deep conversations? Coloring? Snuggle? Same concept applies – 4,000 square feet with multiple rooms allows for you to be who you are in the way that is comfortable to you. Volunteer to play your guitar or open up a game of Catan; request a poetry jam or follow up conversations from topics from the day It’s totally up to you!Here are the details, including registration info!
When: June 24, 2017
Where: The Space, Columbus, OH
Tickets: Only $29 per person (Register here!) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polyamory-unconference-tickets-33274808849
Wishing you peace, love and happiness,
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)