Category Archives: resources/reading recommendations

Jealousy-Inducing Beliefs

Here is a great excerpt from the article I’m reading today. Authors McCullough and Hall discuss how jealousy is not inevitable, natural, or something that cannot be eventually overcome or understood. They write: “Our culture seems addicted to three core … Continue reading

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An Overview of Poly in the Popular Media; and, A Gift of Sources

I’ve been a busy little bee, lately, drafting Chapter 2. In two full weeks of crazy, hermetic work (where I holed myself up in my office with my lovely books and sometimes forgot to eat, forgot what day of the … Continue reading

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A thank you note

A most-massive thank you goes out to sexualities scholar Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, editor of  Plural Loves and author of Gaia and the New Politics of Love. Her tremendously insightful encouragement, advice, and general support has been invaluable as I make my … Continue reading

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Jonathan Alexander

I’m really excited. Jonathan Alexander, the person who has most vocally supported the discussion of queer issues within the field of rhetoric and writing (my field) is coming to my campus in April, to give some talks about issues relating … Continue reading

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Polynormativity

Today I read an excellent post by my favorite sexuality blogger quizzicalpussy. She wrote about the brand-spanking new concept of “polynormativity” (apparently coined so recently that the ink hasn’t yet dried): the idea that poly people are “supposed to have” hierarchies … Continue reading

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Reaching Out; Wanting More (A Swirl of Ideas Today)

Lately, a lot of terrific people have been reaching out to me. Activists, friends, potential collaborators, other academics. A few weeks ago, a woman doing her masters degree in Quebec/Canada emailed me, telling me about her thesis work in french … Continue reading

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A rather rambly, joyous post

I personally do not know anyone who has come to identify as poly who has not come to it through the event of falling in love. (Though, of course, I’m sure such cases have happened. I just personally have never … Continue reading

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