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 absolutely thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with Jhen of the “Monogamish Podcast”. Jhen and I met in person at a really fun event on a yacht back in February 2021 through our (then) joint podcast sponsor. The moment I first set eyes on Jhen by the dock and we realized we were both going to the same event, I was SOOO relieved I was in the correct spot! Phew! It is nice to associate Jhen with that feeling of utter calmness, as well as a sense of adventure that we were about to enjoy together with a fun group of like-minded, forward-thinking podcasters! We book-ended the weekend with that initial meeting by the dock at the start of the event, followed by a more in-depth conversation at the closing dinner when we serendipitously sat next to each other. It was such an absolute pleasure to meet her, that I had to invite her to come on the podcast… and I am so glad she did. She is fun, engaging and, at times, truly hilarious! I also enjoyed getting to know more about her background as well as her perspective on pop culture, polyamory, and podcasting. Jhen! I am delighted that we all get to enjoy your presence in the world and your vibrant spirit. Also I am hopeful that we can continue to connect and get to know each other – as we both help make the world a safer place for those coloring outside the lines of hetero-normative monogamy!
Here is her bio:
Born and raised in Jamaica, Jhen is a pansexual, polyamorous romance novel enthusiast who is passionate about music. She is the creator and host of “Monogamish Pod” and co-host of “The Blachelorettes” and “Stacked” podcasts. She is also a bookstagrammer and a sensitivity reader for Queer, Caribbean and Polyamorous content.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- Her upbringing in Jamaica with conservative parents and its influence on her life.
- How she considers herself a big romantic when it comes to books, but not real life.
- Her realization at age 6 that she wanted a husband… and a wife.
- How she had her first “V” relationship before the age of 8.
- Learning the word bisexual (from the “L-Word” television show) and coming out to friends at age 13.
- The challenges she faced with an eating disorder, anxiety, and understanding herself and her boundaries.
- Her struggles with jealousy and insecurity in the context of friendships (not romantic relationships).
- Her current dating status and the labels she presently uses to describe her romantic and sexual preferences.
- Why she is passionate about representing black female voices in these important conversations.
- Her surprise at some of the close-mindedness she encountered in the polyamorous community.
- Her “Monogamish Pod” episode with Kevin Patterson.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic and fascinating podcast episode!
Thank you Jhen for being so wonderful and for sharing your story with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! Connect with Jhen via her Monogamish Pod website, Stacked Show website, Blachelorettes Podcast website, Instagram (Monogamish), Instagram (Jhen), Twitter (Monogamish), Twitter (Jhen), or Facebook.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 178 with Jhen. 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 these awesome podcasts:
Eitan Battat WERB 107.5 Radio Show, Father’s Day Show, June 16, 2021 – “My Dad and Me and The Music We Loved”
Practicing Polyamory Podcast, Episode 62 – “Telling Your Partner You Are Polyamorous”
Normalizing Non-Monogamy Podcast, Episode 179 as I share my story with them.
Indie Author Weekly Podcast, Episode 112 in which I talk about writing my book, “The Jealousy Survival Guide.”
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UPCOMING POLY-FRIENDLY EVENTS
TBD due to COVID. Let’s send some love and hope out there that 2022 will be our year to finally start traveling again safely! Community is everything!
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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