Speakers: Polyamory Panel (October 29, 2019 at 12:45pm)


stacks_image_2285A polyamory panel featuring Dan and Dawn  will be featured in my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Campbell Hall, Room 309) on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 12:45-2:05pm.

As long-standing members of the polyamory (consensual non-monogamy) community, they’ve traveled the United States and beyond to talk about a host of non-normative ways of living and loving. Their love of education extends to authorship of several books (see list below), creation of a kinky negotiation game, production of numerous events, creating and co-directing The Columbus Space for Alternative Self-Expression and hosting a long-running podcast with over 500 episodes spanning numerous topics related to consensual sexuality and loving, purposeful relationships.

Polytool-Kit-Cover-by-me-PNG-1.pngPrior to their visit, students in this course read academic articles on non-traditional lifestyles and lovestyles as well as popular press offerings. Non-academic readings included an essay by The Ferret (“Why Compersion should not be the Base Value of Polyamory”) and the Rolling Stone article “The Ethical Slut: Inside America’s Growing Acceptance of Polyamory” which reviews The Ethical Slut by Janet Hardy and Dossie Easton.

After a brief introduction by the panel, there will be an informative Question&Answer period for students.

If you are in another instructor’s 5440 or you’ve taken it with me previously… YES, you may come. But it’s standing room only… you may need to grab a square of carpet. If you wish to bring a friend? Same thing applies. Make certain to tell them that chairs aren’t part of the bargain.

Books by Dan and Dawn:

Polyamory Resources:

*If you – or someone you know – is interested in polyamory, please contact Dan and Dawn or make use of some of these online resources (including organizations and groups):

Beyond the Love Polyamory Summit

TEDxTerry by Nirel Marofsky: “Changing the Way We Think About Consensual Non-monogamy”

TEDxEde by Marc de Hond: “What could be wrong with monogamy?”

New2Poly @ The Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression (an AIS group)

Open Hearts Columbus




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