Non-Monogamy and Privilege: Sustain Healthy Relationships within a Social Justice Framework on November 8th from 6:30-8:30

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November 8th: Non-Monogamy and Privilege: Sustain Healthy Relationships within a Social Justice Framework

Whether we want to admit it or not, the very ability to practice non-monogamy is a privilege, significantly impacted by socio-economic class. Despite what society would have us believe, we are neither more or less deserving of love and intimacy based on our financial capital. This concept alone can feel impossible to unlearn within a monogamous relationship structure; now, consider individuals who participate in alternative relationship structures that contain three or more individuals. Within this course, we will seek to:

  • Discuss how and why non-monogamy benefits from wealth

  • Identify the sacrifices that non-monogamous people make in order to onboard new partners and maintain consistent relationships

  • Acknowledge the impact of capitalism on HOW we date, taking care to include specifications for marginalized communities and how capitalism tells them they're unworthy of relationships

  • Discuss how we can move away from capitalist relationship models where funds hold the most perceived value

  • Come up with non-monogamous dating "hacks" that are accessible to marginalized communities and work towards re-balancing the system

  • Discuss alternative definitions of "value" that one can bring to a relationship, and how non-monogamous "families" can use creative divisions of labor based on what each individual uniquely brings to the table to create and sustain value, & more!

Andre Shakti is a journalist, educator, performer, activist, and professional slut living in Baltimore. She is devoted to normalizing alternative desires, de-stigmatizing sex workers and their clients, and not taking herself too seriously. Andre wrestles mediocre white men into submission and writes about sex work, queerness and non-monogamy for Cosmopolitan, Rewire, Thrillist, MEL, Vice, Autostraddle, and more. She can frequently be found marathoning Law & Order: SVU under a chaotic pile of partners and pitbulls, and yes, she knows how problematic that show is. Visit her on Twitter @andreshakti, on FB as "Andre Shakti", at IamPoly.net, and as a pleasure professional on her Patreon, where she writes exclusively for people who want to go deeper.

 

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