Cheers Sexy People!
Hello, Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) community! My heart goes out to you during these challenging times. I hope you are doing your best to keep safe. Sharing inspirational stories of hope, inclusion, and healthy lifestyles are more important than ever. If you are looking for ways to connect with loved ones you are separated from, check out this blog post that I shared recently. On to another inspiring story…
I am truly thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with my friend and colleague, Kathy Slaughter. I was lucky enough to meet Kathy at the first polyamory conference that I ever attended, which was the Beyond The Love conference back in 2015. I was blown away by all of the truly incredible speakers – of which Kathy was one. I was struck by the clarity of her message, her confidence as well as light-hearted nature as a speaker, and her professional presentation style. Kathy has also been a wonderful supporter of my own work, taking the time to read my book: “Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy, and secure in an open relationship” and then offering an honest and kind review. That is truly a wonderful gift to an aspiring author! Over the years, Kathy has struck me as thoughtful, philosophical, and a heart-centered healer and leader in this space. Kathy has been a previous guest on this podcast (Episode #11) and it was a pleasure to welcome her back!
Additionally, I am so honored and delighted to be one of the expert speakers selected to share insights and hard-earned wisdom at her conference: Practices and Principles of Ethical Polyamory, that starts Tuesday, June 8th. It is a pleasure to also be part of a panel on Saturday, June 12th from 1–4pm EST, alongside other amazing and spectacular speakers. Feel free to sign up here.
Kathy! I have so enjoyed getting to know you over the years as both a colleague and a friend. The work you are putting out into the world is no needed! It is such an honor to be doing this work shoulder to shoulder with you.
Here is Kathy Slaughter’s bio:
Understanding how abuse happens, how to recover from it, and how communities can prevent abuse and respond to harm in life-affirming ways forms the basis of Kathy’s passion. Grounded in Social Work values and paradigms, Kathy has spent 15 years working on healing trauma and uncovering pleasure, agency, and safety in the consulting room. Currently, she leads a team of six at Soaring Heart Counseling, a sex-positive, queer-affirming, trauma-informed therapy practice in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In pursuit of liberation, Kathy enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, dancing, hiking, and planning outdoor adventures with friends at regional Burning Man festivals.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- How she shifted her trauma therapy practice to include a focus on sexuality, especially the trans and polyam communities.
- Why she considers herself a “conference junkie”
- Why she put together the Practices and Principles of Polyamory Conference June 8-16, 2021.
- Who should attend and what makes this conference unique.
- What some of the rewarding aspects of putting the conference together have been for her.
- How the conference will be interactive despite its virtual nature.
- What her mission is within the polyam community.
- She introduces us to the term: Ambiamory.
- How she defines polyamory for herself as as well as broader definitions folks might consider.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you Kathy, for being so awesomely generous with your time, expertise and enthusiasm with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram or learn more at her professional website or YouTube channel.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 166 with Kathy Slaughter. 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 LWB 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!
ANNOUNCEMENT — GUEST PODCAST APPEARANCES
I recently have had the honor of being featured on this awesome podcast:
Normalizing Non-Monogamy with Emma and Fin – Episode 179, May 5, 2021
Open Nesters Podcast with Tessa and Amir – Episode 14, April 29, 2021
Check it 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 have exclusive content for you via the LWB podcast and my Patreon page. Want to hear more from our amazing interviewees? You got it! 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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Free LWB Facebook Group for Healthy, Sex Positive, Open Relationships — Ready to explore healthy, connected (and virtually jealousy-free) open relationships? It’s all possible – especially when surrounded by a community of people already doing it. 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!
UPCOMING POLY-FRIENDLY EVENTS
TBD due to COVID. Let’s send some love and hope out that 2021 will be our year to finally start traveling again safely later in the year! Community is everything! UPDATE: I am thrilled to report that I received my first vaccine shot April 23, 2021 – so there is a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us! (both of my partners have already been vaccinated = yay!)
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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