Adam is a freelance writer, active in the BLGT community; writing feature articles for Bi Social Network by night. By day he instructs the future of technical support agents in the ways of fixing the internet for a variety of end users. In the poly world, Adam lives happily in an FMF triad and is passionate about helping people who are monogamous and considering polyamory, to transition to poly life.
Website: Bi Social Network
Poly Aphrodite has identified as poly for most of her life, dispite only more recently learning the term. She is an aspiring sex educator and sex positive advocate and blogs about sex and polyamory at polyaphrodite.wordpress.com.
Website: Poly Aphrodite Blog
Amelia, is a Trans, female-identified, Texan-native Seattle resident. She is a pilgrimage taker, in physical, emotional, and romantic journeys, to make life better... one small breath at a time.
Amy Shiner is an avid researcher of everything non-mainstream. Active in her local Unitarian Universalist Society she has been presently diving into the search for connections between spirituality and her personal interests. She is a former catholic, pansexual, submissive, polyamorous unicorn and continuously colors outside the lines. Her present blogging includes sex-positive education and the connection between Buddhism and Kink.
Angi Becker StevensWriter
Angi’s column at Modern Poly is focused on placing polyamory in a broader sociopolitical context, examining intersections between polyamory and LGBTQ struggles, feminism, and more.
Angi is a freelance writer whose work appears at such places as RH Reality Check, the Ms. Magazine blog, Role/Reboot, and her own blog, radicalpoly.wordpress.com. Her debut collection of short fiction will be available early 2014 from Aqueous Books. She lives in Michigan with her two partners and her daughter.
Website: The Radical Poly Agenda
Annie OryAdvice Columnist
Anthony Cristofani is a PhD student and Italian instructor at the University of California, Riverside. After a 3-year stint in prison and a 5-year stint touring in a rock band, he now spends his time writing fiction and nonfiction, teaching, and community organizing. He lives in a triad with his wife and their girlfriend.
Daniela Aum is a writer, artist and activist from Toronto, Ontario. She authored For The Love Of Self, Creating Cozy: Food & Magic For Crafting Comfort and Liam's Magic Rocket. Daniela is currently employed as a business developer in a green tech industry and is also the Creative Director of DUENDE Art Productions. Daniela is married and collaborates creatively with musician Glenn Aum. They both resonate deeply with polyamorous philosophy.
Website: DUENDE Art Productions
Avie is pursuing a degree in Creative Writing at a big university in the Southwest. She currently has two cats, a number of lovers, and even greater number of novels unfinished. Her primary creative interests are fusing the style of Western literature with the stark landscape of contemporary city life, sexuality, and classical archetypes.
B. L. BuncheWriter
B.L. Bunche is an aspiring filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist looking to bring the untold stories of real people to life. He a Kinky, Polyamorous Black American with two committed partners and two new loves. When he’s not working waiting tables or tending bar in downtown Seattle, you can usually find him pwning other racers on console games like Need for Speed, or touring the lands of Skyrim, assassinating his way through dungeons or reveling in the challenge of completing a quest right under the bad guys’ noses.
Check out his upcoming blog at: http://thesensualblackadonis.wordpress.com/
Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/brandon.bunche
Angelique Washington - BlakkReignn
I am a passionate Sex-Educator, Sexual Relations Counselor, Writer, and Artist who endorses sex postive culture within the alternative relationship community. I hold a Master's Degree in Leadership & Organization; interdisciplinary in Counseling Foundations. Also, a verified KINK AWARE Professional listed in the KAP directory. I have presented workshops in USA and internationally. I facilitate and moderate several BDSM and Poly online forums. Presently enrolled at UNC in MA Clinical Counseling program to obtain an LPC and underway of authoring a BDSM book to debut 2014.
Bryan is a native Seattlite who has been addicted to non-profits for over 10 years. He has one partner who lives on the East side. When he is not managing complex logistics, he works on his hobbies, practices b-boy moves, and cooks for his friends.
CAS is a student at one of the Big 10 universities, studying community-environment interactions. She only recently discovered that she likes to write, so she started a blog about the polyamorous life in college. She also likes reading (mostly Tom Robbins and Ursula K. LeGuin), biking, and sunflower seeds. She has two cats and two lovers and is an active member of her campus's LGBTA group.
Website: Poly in College
Chile Relleno is a genderqueer trans guy with a scathing critique of capitalism and an adorkable lisp. The now ex-Mormon byproduct of a mixed race marriage, he has been living, writing, and performing in the Pacific Northwest for most of his 27 years. More of his writing about feminism, sexuality, and related topics can be found at rehearsalsdepartures.wordpress.com.
Cory is a student and instructor ($) of mathematics, skeptical activist, social justice advocate, cyclist, and avid conversationalist living in the New River Valley. He helped start a local poly group in 2011 and has since participated in poly talks, panels, socials, and Freedom To Marry Day. He eagerly awaits the erosion of the asterisk after his state slogan.
D.W. Everton is a transmale in New Bedford, MA currently working to get a Bachelors in the Science of Social Work. He has two black cats, and an arch-nemesis cat that belongs to his mother. Epic battles happen frequently.
Eden is a 20-something geeky, philosophical, polyamorous, awesomesexual, sex-positive, genderfluid writer, photographer, & carbon-based life form. Vo spends vir time absorbing as much information as possible, educating people on poly, trans*, and kink issues and seeking out adventures.
Elenorofa has a Ph.D. in Sociology and is a professor at a university in Washington, D.C. She is a P^3 (pansexual polyamorous pagan) and blogs about sex, kink, and polyamory extensively on fetlife as IPCookieMonster. Her current research focuses on the BDSM scene, polyamory, and paganism. When not busy "working," she is usually busy spinning fire with her troupe HVBRIS or poledancing.
Elizabeth lives in the Bronx in a giant house she shares with her husband, Francis; her wife, Katherine; and occasionally, the rest of her poly family. When she’s not busting criminals on the streets of New York, she read books about the British Monarchy and catches up with friends online. Her triad is looking forward to welcoming their firstborn girl in November 2012.
Follow me and my Polyfam on Twitter: @VirginQueenBX @MasterSpyBX @ladyady79 @TheTudorsBX @DukeOfSuffolkBX and @CatherineBrand2
When a starship collides with a rainbow, the sauce is Liz Hemingway. She’s silly, and a great appreciator of similar goofiness. She is currently involved in a polyamorous relationship. She’s a kinkster, too young to rent a car but old enough to buy her favorite drinks, active in her local scene and enthusiastic about learning. Aside from loved ones and writing, her life pretty much revolves around dancing and biking and existing in varying states of nakedness.
Emery & Laney live in Los Angeles where Emery works in film and television production and Laney works as a legal assistant in a law firm. They both grew up in the midwest but have come to prefer the warmth of the west coast.
Kid Creole defined Endicott as a conservative and traditional fellow; I am taking back the name and changing the view. I was once an “Endicott”...and in a few regards still am, I suppose. I grew up in a rural conservative background, with parents whose marriage was very traditional, though they themselves, due to their experiences were not. But my path is much different than the one I grew up with...the road is more complex and much richer in texture.
An unapologetic philosophical skeptic, Eric can regularly be found reading some obscure book or writing in his ever-present journal. He maintains a blog at EricHerboso.com dedicated to a variety of ethical and philosophical issues such as veganism, atheism, meta-ethics, mathematical paradoxes, and skepticism. He's also the webmaster and social media guru of strength.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger.
Website: Eric Herboso Blog
Evergreene is a secretary in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a one-hour commute to her home in a small town in north Georgia. She spent most of her 27 years trying to figure out who she is: an introverted, polyamorous, kinky, bisexual, Christian woman who wants to change the world.
Heather GentryWriter & Editor
Heather Gentry is a polyamory and bisexuality activist work-in-progress. She tries to find fulfillment after her one-hour commute from her secretary job in a small Southern city to her home in a small Southern town, but she usually just gets irritated by the volume of anti-tolerance, anti-diversity bumper stickers. She has one life partner and other relationships in the works.
Jean-Luc is a walking contradition. He's a pansexual geek who enjoys Technology, Muscle Cars, MMA, WWE, and NASCAR; a left-leaning social Liberal; and a die hard LGBTQP Advocate. Though married once and divorced once, and a supporter of Equal Marriage Rights, he has no plans to marry himself. Jean-Luc's a fighter who believes in being Fearlessly Optimistic; He has zero tolerance of hate and bigotry, and has been fired from jobs because his willingness to stand up for his views. Yet, deep down, he is rather introverted, and yet has a deep love for his community of kinky, polyamorous, and LGBTQP tweeps. He lives in [a place] with [some people he'll never marry], where he [does something interesting].
Kelley Clark (aka Kelleytastic) is a geek, writer, artist, skeptic, fan of the Oxford comma, queen of her own quixotic universe, harbinger of awesome, and activist for a secular and sex-positive life. She also enjoys speaking of herself in the third person. Kelley practices and blogs about polyamory: consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy. You can find Kelley on Twitter under @kelleytastic.
L. Nicol Cabe is a freelance theatre artist, and therefore an avid cultural critic. She maintains a blog about small theatre and the American theatre experience, but also nurtures a love of evolutionary biology, and a fantastic open relationship.
Laird Harrison is a novelist and multimedia journalist. Harrison has written for Reuters news service, magazines such as TIME, Audubon and The Nation, newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Web sites such as Salon, MSNBC and CNN.com. He has produced video for websites including Smithsonianmag.com, and audio for WUNC radio. Harrison has taught writing at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley Extension and Mediabistro. Harrison grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied creative writing and politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He lives with his wife and their two sons in Oakland, California.
Website: Laird's new novel
I was born in Germany, and moved to Mexico at a very early age. I lived there until my early twenties, and until my departure had only a vague notion of what kind of non-monogamic relationship i wanted to pursue in life. Later on, already in Italy, i read about polyamory for the frist time, and began looking for a support network, a community on which to rely in order to fulfill my life, and my newly-found status. But what I found was not yet a community, or perhaps not yet a scene. And that's what I've been going through right now, helping as much as I can in putting it together, in making it work. Poly's in anglosaxon countries need to find a support network and then to insert themselves in it, to fit in. I... me and the italian polys, had to pick it up at an earlier stage.
Website: Polyamory in Italy
Lindsey Cristofani is a singer, rapper, poet, lover, fighter, and community organizer in Los Angeles with the InterCommunal Solidarity Committee. She's working on getting in to law school. Lindsey appeared on Season One of Polyamory: Married and Dating on Showtime and her music can be found and loved at cristofanirocks.com.
Lydia S KatzWriter
Lydia (pronounced "le DEE uh") Katz is a black polyamorous Jew, originally from Los Angeles, CA. Raised in a queer, interfaith household, Lydia was blessed to experience a life so far outside the box, he couldn't even see the walls. After discovering polyamory at 22, Lydia began leading educational programs on sex positivity for his university.
Lydia lives in Seattle, WA. He is studying to become a Rabbi.
Mai LiChief Publications Officer
Mai Li has been introducing others to polyamory for over a decade, and working to build community for polys under 40 since 2008. Her goal: to bring a poly subculture to fruition built on the intersection of their diverse values and interests, that celebrates their diversity and unique sexual and relationship identities, both as individuals and as a group.
Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/mailisbiggestfans
Martin Hine is a progressive blogger, observing the changing political and social scene. He sees the breakthroughs in gay (and eventually polyamorous) rights as the next milestone in the human rights movement.
Maymay is a sexual freedom and gender justice activist, writer, and public speaker, who frequently examines cultural and political issues ranging from censorship to community building and beyond on his blog at maybemaimed.com. Using an interdisciplinary approach that treats sexuality as a lens on the rest of life, Maymay also hosts the Internet talk show KinkOnTap.com, authors the explicit photography blog MaleSubmissionArt.com, and founded the all-ages KinkForAll.org series of sexuality education unconferences. Since its inception in New York City in 2009, educators and activists brought KinkForAll to 5 cities across America including Washington, DC and San Francisco.
Website: Maybe Maimed but Never Harmed
My name is Mel and I am genderqueer/queer/poly. I just graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in LGBT studies. While at SU, I became very involved with the LGBT community and attended the Creating Change Conference in Atlanta this past January. It was a really rewarding experience and I hope to share the information that I've learned over the years with others that are not so well informed.
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/melmpassler?ref=tn_tnmn
Twitter: @https://twitter.com/babycakesmel3Tumblr: http://melburry.tumblr.com/
MikeW is an independant contractor who specializes in retail development and design. By day he helps small businesses achieve their financial goals through streamlining processes and developing a market identity. By night he is a father of 4 and voluntaryism advocate. He currently resides with his partner and co-parent in south-central Alaska but will soon be relocating to the East Coast. His views on polyamory are unconventional, believing that it is the natural state of humans and that monogamy has been detrimental to society and to the survival of humans as a species.
I have lived my life in a walk-in closet. Plenty of room to move around, but still behind 4 walls and a door.
Pocket (aka Melissa) is the P in a MFM triad known as PB&J who currently share a house with their daughter and three cats. When not writing or reading, Pocket is training to be a ninja and outrun zombies.
Website: Atlanta Poly Weekend
RaeRay is a polyamorous writer and educator, who believes that words and boundless enthusiasm might just save the world. Well-versed in saying what they mean, RaeRay is the kind of older sibling & devoted friend who will show up on your doorstep, post-breakup, with a bottle of bad wine and cheap poetry. They live in Seattle, WA with their partner of over a year, near countless friends and lovers, eating delicious food and riding bicycles as much as possible.
Randy FrehseChief Business Officer
Randy has been a poly organizer and activist since 2006, only shortly after he and his wife opened their relationship. His work focuses on building community infrastructure, creating outreach, and the art of sculpting and slashing red tape for the greater good.
SimplyKyle lives in the San Fernando Valley where he spends his weekdays creating props and his weekends as the third member in a MFM. Apart from his usual post-apocalyptic paraphernalia, he enjoys making butterflies and unicorns for his 2-year old daughter.
If you are a member of our staff, we'd like a brief (less than 50 words) bio that we can share. This will be posted in the "about the author" panel on all of your articles. Let our readers know who you are, what you do, and what poly projects you are focused on.
Tracey Daniel is one half of a unique polyamorous couple. After starting a journal, she realized as a young poly, a parent, and a person of color, she could help an underserved population of poly people that were not being discussed. Tracey lives on the East Coast, where most of her partners reside.
Treyson, 25, is a Florida native currently residing in Pensacola. Equal parts super chef and complete nerd, Treyson splits his spare time between the kitchen, where he creates many a soup and sandwich for his family, and his computer desk, where he can often be found writing, gaming, or fervently procrastinating.
Dr Niko Antalffy is a sociologist, writer, photographer and community organizer in the poly community of Australia. She's been active in the poly community in Sydney for 5 years, in the bi community for many more. She identifies as bi, kinky, poly and an ethical slut. She regularly talks to the media on poly issues and has been featured in magazine articles and is about to shoot a segment for tv. She's planning a sociological study of polyamory and is enjoying all the rich connections in her Sydney poly tribe and looking to foster connections with overseas organizations.
Vanessa Carlisle is a PhD candidate in USC's Creative Writing and English Literature program. Her books, blog, and some poorly-lit iPhone photos of her can be found at gorgeouscuriosity.com. She appeared on Season One of Showtime's Polyamory: Married and Dating, and she currently works with Break the Lock, a program dedicated to providing prisoner support and abolishing mass incarceration.
Website: Gorgeous Curiosity
Vanessa Carlisle and Lindsey CristofaniWriters
Lindsey Cristofani (right) is a singer, rapper, poet, lover, fighter, and community organizer in Los Angeles with the InterCommunal Solidarity Committee. She's working on getting in to law school. Lindsey appeared on Season One of Polyamory: Married and Dating on Showtime and her music can be found and loved at cristofanirocks.com.
Vanessa Carlisle (left) is a PhD candidate in USC's Creative Writing and English Literature program. Her books, blog, and some poorly-lit iPhone photos of her can be found at gorgeouscuriosity.com. She appeared on Season One of Showtime's Polyamory: Married and Dating, and she currently works with Break the Lock, a program dedicated to providing prisoner support and abolishing mass incarceration.
Wendy R.M. writes with grace, determination, & important uncertainty. She's a Seattle poet and activist. Soak up more of her big radical womanhood by checking out her blog: http://marginaldialogue.blogspot.com/
Website: Wend R.M.'s blog
Wesley Fenza is an attorney practicing in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. He maintains a general litigation practice, and is hoping to expand his practice to help the polyamory community protect their rights, gain legal recognition for their relationships, and avoid discrimination. He lives in South Jersey with his wife, his fiancee, her boyfriend, and his wife and blogs with them at atheist, polyamorous skeptics.
Website: atheist, polyamorous skeptics