Cheers Sexy People!
I am so excited to share my latest podcast interview with you that I recently recorded with Emily Dahlquist, artist, creative, and event producer of the series “Coup/3 Goals” in Chicago, Illinois. I was honored and delighted to meet Emily cyberly when she reached out to me inquiring about my interest in participating in her upcoming non-traditional educational event series. She describes Coup/3 Goals as a “4-month series focused on the various ideals of navigating one’s personal journey in relationships, kink factors, and the freedom of love and happiness created in non-traditional dynamics.” From the moment she first told me about her concept for the event, I was excited to be a part of it, and truly impressed with her tenacity and perseverance in making it happen. We became fast friends as we excitedly collaborated on the event together. I was thrilled as she informed me of other team players that she was recruiting, such as my co-presenter, Ruby B. Johnson, whom I met for the first time at this year’s Poly Living Philadelphia conference this past February. Wow what a powerhouse of a woman Ruby is, as is Emily! The three of us had a truly inspirational evening speaking to the inquisitive attendees on our March 23rd event at Reunion entitled: “Session One: Exploring Contemporary Relationships + More Love.” Emily and her ambitious team did a spectacular job making the space even more beautiful and inviting. We also had the opportunity to speak to Melissa Wasserman of the Chicago Windy City Times where she later captured and released this article, “COUP/3 Program Looks at Polyamory, Relationship Ideals”. So cool! Thank you, Melissa, and thank you, Emily! Talk about powerhouse females rocking the world of open-minded relationships! Yes!!!!
COUP/3 GOALS SERIES
Is the Coup/3 Goals Educational Series in Chicago For You?:
According to Emily, if you are a living, open-minded person, then YES! The purpose of this series is to create a dialogue around contemporary relationships and the power of self revelation through sexual freedom and exploration. A short open discussion led by internationally recognized speakers, activists, authors, directors, etc… leads to group discussion and social gathering. COUP/3 GOALS celebrates individuals who are single, monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, queer, non-binary, or who don’t give af about a label.
Excited to learn more about the Coup/3 Goals Educational Series? Here’s a quick run-down of the upcoming events:
Session Two: Managing Multiple Relationships + Including the One with Yourself — Thursday, April 19th, Soho House Chicago. Join COUP/3 GOALS Producer and Curator, Emily Dahlquist in discussion with special guests Zoë Ligon of Spectrum Boutique and Coriama of Sex KiKi and Queer the Air on the power of pleasure, breaking binary barriers, and managing multiple relationships including the one with yourself.
Session Three: Ethical Sluthood with Janet W. Hardy — Thursday, May 24h, Center on Halsted. During this session we collaborate with Janet W. Hardy, co-author of The Ethical Slut to discuss foundations of non-traditional lifestyles.
Session Four: Self Revelation through Sexual Freedom and Exploration — Thursday, June 14th, Place TBD. The series finale with Yin Quan, BDSM educator, ritualist, and creator/writer of Mercy Mistress. Mercy Mistress special premiere and dialogue on the journey of self revelation through sexual experience and independence.
PODCAST EPISODE 78 with EMILY DAHLQUIST
Some topics we discuss in this interesting, educational, as well as entertaining interview:
— Jealousy coupled with anxiety, which Emily describes as the need to try and control things before they happen.
— Feeling security in your relationship with your partners.
— One’s relationship with yourself, while developing Emotional Intelligence, managing your emotions.
— Some of her current challenges, such as noting and handling differences between partners.
— Self-responsibility and owning our sh*t.
— How our communication style affects our relationships.
— Why she thinks relationships don’t fail, they change.
— Why boundary setting is really on her mind right now.
— Why freedom is so important to her and how that came to be.
Thank you Emily, for being so awesomely generous with your time, for your energetic work creating inspiring, relationship-oriented educational events, for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was informative, inspirational, and so fun! Follow and consider joining Emily’s recent educational series in Chicago at www.couplegoals.club, and on Instagram @coupl3goalss and emdahlquist.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, and check out Episode 78 with Emily. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for consensual 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!
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1) Coup/3 Goals (Chicago, Illinois), April through June, 2018 – This workshop series is focused on the various ideals of navigating one’s personal journey in relationships, and the freedom of love and happiness created in non-traditional dynamics. Click the link above to learn more, register, and see more about other events in the series! Here is the Facebook page about the events. Stay tuned for recordings of my panel with Ruby Johnson at the first workshop!
4) Atlanta Poly Weekend (Atlanta, GA): June 1–3, 2018 – Atlanta Poly Weekend is a three day conference for polyamorous people and their supporters. It is hosted by Relationship Equality Foundation, a 501(c)(3) where I am proud to be an Outreach Representative. Atlanta Poly Weekend is a family-friendly three day conference focusing on ewww.ducation, activism, and social networking for polyamorous people and their supporters. This year’s conference will take place at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. I applied to be a presenter and will hear by the month’s end if I am selected. Here’s to hoping that I get a chance to visit this amazing and super cool city again, and meet get to see any of you there who are attending this great event! Pre-registration is $80 per adult and $25 per child – which is super affordable. (These prices will be higher at registration)
5) Upcoming Book Release: Do you like to nerd out on relationships? Are you looking for practical tools you can use to improve communication, decrease jealousy, and increase fun? Building Open Relationships by @sexpospsych is for you! https://igg.me/at/buildopen
See you on the flip side, lovely community! Keep being brave, compassionately vulnerable, and uniquely and authentically you!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness,
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)