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 so absolutely delighted to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with the dynamic duo of Alan MacRobert and Valerie White. I’ve known Alan since around 2015 when we met at a polyamory conference – Beyond The Love in Ohio – and we’ve been fast friends ever since seeing each other at polyamory conferences around the country. Alan has always been such a gentleman in all of our interactions, as well as someone who is so deeply involved in supporting and loving on our wider consensually non-monogamous (CNM) community. When I think of a wonderful human championing for us CNM-folk and being a steward for the generations behind him, and paying it forward, I think of Alan. Valerie is a new acquaintance who was just delightful to speak to, and to hear about how she literally comes upon her sex positive activism efforts honestly – being born into a long lineage of courageous women and family line. The love they have for the important work they are doing is palpable. It was lovely to connect with both Alan on the podcast as well as to meet Valerie via this fantastic conversation. They are both a wealth of information and knowledge about polyamory, its history, and culture. Alan and Valerie: from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all that you are currently doing for our wider CNM community, as well as all that you have contributed so generously over the years. I applaud you and your efforts! I’m doing a happy dance right now honoring you both and sending virtual high-fives your way!
Here is their bio:
Alan and Valerie have been polyamory activists since before most people heard of the word. Alan has been running his “Polyamory In The News” blog for 16 years, covering more than 4,000 articles, radio, and TV broadcasts, and new-media coverage. Valerie, who’s been proudly poly since 1964, is president of the Sexual Freedom Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Now they are the president and the treasurer of the new Polyamory Foundation. The Polyamory Foundation was just recently set up to help fund projects that advance public awareness of ethical polyamory and its best practices, as well as projects that support the polyamory community.
After more than a year of getting registered as a nonprofit, gathering funds, and setting everything up, The Polyamory Foundation is now taking grant applications and issuing grants to help with your poly-awareness projects.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- How Alan and Valerie met.
- Valerie’s sex-positive generational lineage.
- Alan and Valerie’s respective activism in the polyamory community.
- Why The Polyamory Foundation was set up and its origin story.
- The mission of The Polyamory Foundation and how it is going about funding projects in support of that mission.
- The history of Loving More and how it has been an important part of their lives.
- Where the movement of polyamory and CNM is going.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you Alan and Valerie for being so wonderfully generous with your time, and for sharing your stories and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! You can learn more about The Polyamory Foundation on its website and check out Alan’s blog and his website of polyamory events as well as these related resources: Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness and Sexual Freedom Legal Defense and Education Fund.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 191 with Alan MacRobert and Valerie White. 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:
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.”
The Open Nesters Podcast, Episode 14 and hear me chat with them on jealousy, compersion, and how to handle a deep relationship.
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UPCOMING POLY-FRIENDLY EVENTS
RelateFest: September 15-18, 2022 | Miami, FL
Produced by the Esther Perel Discussion Group, Leveled Up Love and WeDeepen, RelateFest is for people who love exploring relationships, questioning relationship norms, learning new skills, and connecting with others. Open to singles and couples, RelateFest brings the principles of curiosity and conscious relating to a safe space for learning, connection, and play. The event features relationship experts holding interactive workshops, small group discussions, and immersive experiences. All relationship structures, orientations, and gender identities are welcome.
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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