Cheers Sexy People!
Hello there, Loving Without Boundaries community! I am super stoked to share my latest podcast interview with the amazing and wicked smart Dr. Liz Powell – author of their first book “Building Open Relationships: Your hands-on guide to swinging, polyamory, and beyond!”. I had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Liz years ago when I went to my first Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit back in 2016. They and I attended the same trauma workshop by Ashley Manta who has been on the podcast also. Dr. Liz chimed in with incredible information during the workshop that blew me and the other attendees away. I made a mental note of who they were, and have been stalking… I mean following them and their work ever since – including inviting them on the LWB podcast (Episodes 41 & 42). 🙂 Besides loving their ever-changing hair color (which sometimes coincides with my purple locks), this rock star is incredibly articulate, intelligent (just check out their book!), well-organized (just check out their book!), super helpful to their fellow humans (just check out their book – see a theme?!), and an all around great person. Thankfully, we keep running into each other at polyamory conferences around the country – most recently at Southwest Love Fest in Tucson, Arizona. Wow was that epic! Anyway, I love this human! I look forward to the next conference or event that our paths cross. Dr. Liz, I am humbled and filled with so much gratitude for the amazing work that you do, including your most recent book. I am two-thirds of the way through it, and am blown away by the amount of kickass information as well as illustrative and vulnerable storytelling you share. Way to go, rock star!
Here is Dr. Liz Powell’s bio:
Dr. Liz believes that Great Sex Can Change the World™. They are a speaker, coach, and licensed psychologist specializing in work with sexual and gender minorities, They are the author of “Building Open Relationships”, a practical how-to guide for non-monogamy. Dr. Liz helps people be authentic in their relationships.
— In their work as a psychologist, Dr. Liz is passionate about helping sexual and gender minorities while giving them a safe and welcoming space to discuss whatever is coming up for them.
— Liz shares their identities of queer, bisexual, genderqueer, polyamorous, a slutty-person, kinky, and a switch and has been relating in some form of non-monogamy since they were 17 years old!
— They explain how the book came to be, and how they never envisioned themselves writing a book by themselves – yet here they are with this wonderful book and all its splendor!
— How they creatively used their D/s relationship coupled with a fear-of-punishment structure created by their Dom to assist in writing the book and get the book count complete.
— Accountability to their fans and their crowdfunding campaign was another factor in keeping forward momentum. Nice!
— Dr. Liz talks about what the impetus was for them to write this book – creating a guide not just about the theory of healthy non-monogamy but also offering tons of practical tools and “How-To’s” (via worksheets, steps to take, etc) that readers can use right now.
— They share how even in 2019, there still is not enough adequate and thorough research about non-monogamy, and especially healthy non-monogamy. We also discuss the topic of how do we address the needs of this community in their actual lived experiences?
— Another topic we talk about is how often and when dysfunction and toxic messages shows up in our families of origin that we bring into our adult relationships.
— Dr. Liz shares what they see as the three top issues that they encounter in non-monogamous relationships. This is GOLD! I won’t spoil the answer here — gotta play to win and hear the episode for yourself, peeps!
— Tune in to listen to this awesome podcast episode!
Thank you Dr. Liz, for being so awesomely generous with your time, for your incredible helpful book “Building Open Relationships”, and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, deeply informative, and so fascinating! Follow their work and adventures at buildingopenrelationships.com, drlizpowell.com, on Twitter @sexpospsych, and on Instagram @drlizpowell.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 116 with Dr. Liz. 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!
We have some exciting goings on here at Loving Without Boundaries (LWB). We offer exclusive content for you via the LWB podcast and my Patreon page for those who choose to become a patron. I have updated our awesome offerings to give you even more value. I invite you to check out how you can come join the party over at Patreon! Want to hear more from our amazing interviewees? You got it! Want to dig deeper into the community and your fellow poly folk? Right on, let’s do it! Want free coaching sessions? It’s all there! Read on to find out more…
OUR BIG AUDACIOUS GOAL: To get to $250 a month to help cover the cost of broadcasting fees and our amazing sound engineer. Once we reach this milestone, I will be doing the happy dance! I’ll even video it for our new patrons! Yes that’s right! I’ll video me jumping up and down celebrating YOU and helping us get to this important milestone for the podcast. Go to this post to learn find out how you can win prizes by becoming a patron and supporting the continuation of this work.
2. GUEST PODCAST APPEARANCES
I recently have had the honor of being featured on three other podcasts:
Curios Fox Podcast – Episode 4 on Metamours (Your Lover’s Lover) – which was recorded live in Brooklyn, NY
Seek, Discover, Create with Lexi Sylver
Core Confidence Life with Dennis Sumlin
With PolyAnna, Episode 7 – which was recorded live at Southwest Love Fest 2019
Check them out! We talk about all things jealousy, consensual non-monogamy, and living an alternative lifestyle while maintaining healthy relationships. On “With PolyAnna”, I vulnerably share a story about why pole dancing changed my life! Tune in to find out more!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT OFFER – We continue to have some exciting goings on here at Loving Without Boundaries (LWB). We now have exclusive content for you via the LWB podcast and my Patreon page for those who choose to become a patron. Please visit the link to check out how you can come join the party over at Patreon! Want to hear more from our amazing interviewees? You got it! Want to dig deeper into the community and your fellow poly folk? Right on, let’s do it! Want monthly “Hangouts” with yours truly and other patrons? Cool! Let’s do it! It’s all there! Come join us, and enjoy exclusive content made just for you, our patrons of this work!
NOTE: Monthly group “hangout” and coaching calls for all of our podcast patrons at any level are under way. If you are supporting the podcast, I am supporting you on your journey. Come join us and meet like-minded folks on the same journey you are!
UPCOMING POLYAMOROUS-FRIENDLY EVENTS
1) Free LWB Facebook Group for Healthy, Sex Positive, Open Relationships — Ready to explore healthy, deeply connected (and virtually jealousy-free) open relationships? It’s all possible – especially when surrounded by a community of people already doing it. Many in newly open relationships experience roller coaster emotions of jealousy, insecurity, and feel alone on their journey. That’s why I created this free Facebook group where people are coming together to share actionable tips for succeeding in multiple loving relationships, explore deeper love, and find mutual understanding and support. There’s an abundance of rock star information posted in the group daily by our amazing members. We create a safe place to engage that’s fun and thrilling! Click here and request to join our free group!
2) Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit (SFS), Alexandria, Virginia, August 15–18, 2019 — The Sexual Freedom Summit features human rights activists, sexuality educators and researchers, professionals from the legal and medical fields, authors, sexual freedom movement leaders and organizational partners all working toward the time when sexual freedom is fully recognized as a fundamental human right. This Summit is for EVERYONE interested in learning about the issues in the realm of sexual freedom, advancing their current knowledge and in gaining the tools to actually create the change we need to accomplish. I hope to see you there! ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be doing a live LWB podcast recording Thursday evening, August 15th around 7pm in Alexandria, VA with special guests Ruby Johnson, Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti. There may even be a surprise special guest! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Limited seating!
3) Endless Poly Summer, West Virginia, August 16–21, 2019 — New to polyamory? A polyam pro, but open to new connections? Poly-saturated, but looking for community? It’s all here in WV at Endless Poly Summer (https://cfnc.us/endlesspoly/) every August. Family friendly with a focus on self-discovery, intimacy building, boundaries, with a healthy dose of nature, cuddle piles, and deep conversations. This is a chance to meet other poly people at a deeper level, learn the skills needed to improve your relationships, and become a part of a supportive network of people with common values.
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!)
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