Cheers Sexy People!
I am thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I recently released with Eve Rickert, co-author of the books “More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory” and “Black Iron”, and the co-founder and publisher of Thorntree Press. I have been aware of Eve’s work for years and we had even spoken over email through the years regarding the work of Thorntree Press. I was delighted to finally meet Eve in person at this past year’s Southwest Love Fest, which was a truly amazing conference. We had a lovely conversation by the pool that weekend that I will never forget. I am honored and so happy that she said “yes” that day to coming on the Loving Without Boundaries podcast and creating a powerful show with me. Eve vulnerably shares so much of herself and her oftentimes challenging journey through consensual non-monogamy in this candid interview. The show was recorded in late May of this year. In the interview, Eve shares that she had been unable to read “More Than Two” because it felt very triggering for her. Since then, she has opened the pages of that epic book, and she shares about this experience in the below blog post on her website:
Eve, I am honored that you elected to share your thoughts, insights, experiences, and wisdom with us here in this interview. Many of us are healing from various forms of trauma in our lives (myself included). This episode I’m sure will help many folks feel less alone on their journey. Much love and light to you, Eve!
Some topics we discuss in this educational, informative, and fascinating interview:
— We discuss the book “More Than Two” from multiple angles. During that conversation, Eve shares how if multiple people are reading the book, if there is a disparity in empathy between the people, the one with more empathy may end up doing more emotional labor and/or the book can be used as a weapon against them. What an interesting yet scary thought!
— Eve shares how enlightening a book she read was: “Practice and All Is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics, and Healing in Yoga and Beyond”
— Eve shares about what section of the “More Than Two” book she would take out if she could, and why. Super enlightening! I won’t do a spoiler here as it is more powerful to hear Eve’s own words.
— Another book and author that Eve shares is “Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture” by Nora Samaran and how some of what she learned from this work makes her question her re-doing aspects of the Relationship Bill of Rights. She ties it back to attachment theory and other powerful comments, including Jessica Fern’s work.
— We touch on potential abuse in polyamorous relationships, including gaslighting and triangulation. Working towards healthy relationships is incredibly important to me and a passion of mine, for myself and my clients. To that end, I’d like to share this great blog post of resources that Eve compiled on her website. Please reference it as needed if you ever need help or clarification: Resources on Abuse in Polyamorous Relationships.
— Tune in to listen to this illuminating podcast episode!
Thank you Eve, for being so awesomely generous with your time, for your tireless work in the consensually non-monogamous space with Thorntree Press, and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, deeply informative, and such powerful and vulnerable sharing! Follow her work at thorntreepress.com and her personal blog at brighterthansunflowers.com.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 125 with Eve. 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!
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, which was attended by Marla!
Check them out! We talk about all things jealousy, consensual non-monogamy, and living an alternative lifestyle while maintaining healthy relationships. 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!
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UPCOMING POLYAMOROUS-FRIENDLY EVENTS
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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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