Aug 20, 2015

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Passing of Deborah “Taj” Anapol

Passing of Deborah “Taj” Anapol

Dear Polyamory Community, It is with a heavy heart that I bring the sad news that Deborah “Taj” Anapol has passed away. She was a major trailblazer for the modern polyamory movement, a sacred sex teacher, a spokesperson for polyamory, the author of one of the first published books on polyamory,Love Without Limits and one of the founders of Loving More® Magazine (along with Ryam Nearing) in 1994. Apparently she died in her sleep in Ireland, where she was getting ready to host an intensive workshop this weekend. Deborah/Taj was outspoken and rocked the boat on monogamy before many of our current polyamory activists were even born. She was a pioneer in use of the internet to bring people together through IntiNet Resource Center (IRC) which published a long-running newsletter named Floodtide. Love Without Limits was the first book on polyamory I ever read (it was all that was available at the time) and gave me tremendous hope. My personal favorite book she authored was Seven Spiritual Laws of Love. For me, personally, Taj was someone I admired for her tenacity, a trait we share, and her willingness to keep going despite the hardship financially and personally that being a polyamory activist can bring. I have always felt a great deal of respect for her and gratitude for her part in founding Loving More. Without the work she, Ryam and others gave from their heart, most of us wouldn’t be experiencing polyamory as it is today! I often feel that many younger polyamorists have no idea of the amazing people like Taj who blazed a trail for us to be pioneers in relationships. Taj was a spiritual person and I truly hope that, wherever she is, she knows how much her works and writings have helped so many and that the love she gave to so many through her writing and teaching are greatly appreciated. She will be greatly missed, always remembered for her amazing work and the legacy that she left behind. If I get permission, I will share the letter I received about her passing. Love & Light, Robyn Trask Loving More Deborah Taj Anapol (1951-2015) was an American clinical psychologist and one of the founders of the polyamory movement,[1] which started in the 1980s.[2] Known for her work in erotic spirituality, ecosex,[3]...

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Jun 27, 2015

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A Black Man and a White Woman Switch Mics, and the Result is Amazing!...

WED JUN 24, 2015 AT 07:22 AM PDT A black man and a white woman switch mics, and the result is amazing by Faith Gardner From https://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/24/1396071/-A-black-man-and-a-white-woman-switch-mics-and-the-result-is-amazing?detail=emailclassic This video took my breath away. Watch Eastern Michigan University students Darius Simpson and Scout Bostley speak for each other—and show us a thing or two about privilege. ORIGINALLY POSTED TO FAITHGARDNER ON WED JUN 24, 2015 AT 07:22 AM PDT. ALSO REPUBLISHED BY BARRIERS AND BRIDGES, REBEL SONGWRITERS, AND THIS WEEK IN THE WAR ON WOMEN. TAGS button poetry darius simpson Male Privilege Poetry Recommended scout bostley White Privilege   Share...

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Jun 3, 2015

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News: Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Marriage to Will Smith, Says “I’m Not His Watcher”...

News: Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Marriage to Will Smith, Says “I’m Not His Watcher”

by FRANCESCA BACARDI http://www.eonline.com/news/662850/jada-pinkett-smith-opens-up-about-marriage-to-will-smith-says-i-m-not-his-watcher   Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Jada Pinkett Smith married Will Smith when she was very young, but that doesn’t mean she wants her children to follow in her footsteps. “Heck yeah, don’t do it,” she advised when she stopped by The Howard Stern Showon SiriusXM. “Thank God I have a husband who is just a gangster partner because can you imagine taking that road together from 25 to 44? Woo!” The Gotham actress, who has been...

May 30, 2015

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Probably The Best Birth Announcement Ever...

Probably The Best Birth Announcement Ever

TUE DEC 02, 2014 AT 01:38 PM PST Probably the best birth announcement ever Getting passed around on Twitter and Facebook today is the heartwarming image of the new-and-improved birth announcement for Elizabeth Anne Bogert (b. 1995). Bogert told his parents that he was identifying as a man and his parents knocked it out of the park: A retraction – Bogert –In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informs us...

Apr 11, 2015

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The Ethical Slut, an Alternative Love Story – Webseries...

The Ethical Slut, an Alternative Love Story – Webseries

FEBRUARY 26, 2014 ~ It’s out: “The Ethical Slut, an Alternative Love Story,” the webseries. Remember filmmaker Ben Fritz’s Kickstarter campaign last year for his Ethical Slut webseries? Now you can watch all of Season 1. . Filmed in Madison, Wisconsin, it’s “inspired by” the classic poly and open-relationship guidebook by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy (and has their blessing). Fritz and his crew have posted Season 1, with 12 short (mostly 5- to 8-minute) episodes.  And, he announced earlier this month, “Season...

Apr 8, 2015

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Freedom of Relationship Style, Gender, Orientation Choice...

Freedom of Relationship Style, Gender, Orientation Choice

Monday is a poly potluck meeting here in Maui. We’re going to catch up with old friends, meet new people and support poly awareness. Poly potlucks and meetings are happening all over the world now.  Twenty years ago polyamory was not even known as a word. Now it is a movement that not only supports polyamorists but this entire world.  Freedom’s a good thing for everyone. What are you doing to support relationship choice and orientation freedom in...

Feb 24, 2014

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I Love You And You And You – End of Monogamy...

I Love You And You And You – End of Monogamy

  Published on Jul 3, 2012 A growing number of people are choosing a new way of life. They have rejected monogamy and turned their backs on conventional relationships. They believe their lifestyle is the future. They believe in polyamory. Polyamory is the philosophy and practice of loving more than one. It means you no longer have to make do with one partner. You can have two or three, and so on without fear of jealousy or reprisal,...