Polyamory and emotional literacy

Kel Walters is a junior at UT Arlington studying political science and psychology with a minor in Arabic. She has been involved in local politics from a very early age, including frequently serving as an election judge. She also writes the column Real Talk for a student run webzine called BackRow Mag. She has been involved in the polyamorous community for several years, helping others build and maintain their relationships.

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Polyamory

Polyamorous relationships consist of individuals of multi-partner relationships and families. Leon offers an insight through his journey in finding polyamory as the means to creating intimate, valuable relationships with multiple people. Through his journey and explanation, Leon debunks myths and presents the values of polyamory.

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Changing the way we think about consensual non-monogamy

Nirel Marofsky highlights a number of convincing reasons why polyamory should be a more widely considered option - this includes its emphasis on transparent communication, comparison, diffusion of economic (and other) responsibilities, and importance of autonomy. From this, NIrel will argue that we need to change our definition of “relationship“ to include polyamory and other forms of consensual non-monogamy.

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Lessons from my ethical non-monogamous household

Relationships are one of the intricate, necessary, and beautiful (sometimes painful) parts of the human experience. A less traditional parenthood among several other factors shaped the outlook of our speaker. We'll hear the personal narrative of how ethical non-monogamy might be right for you, but that might not always be the case

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The 5 biggest myths about ethical non-monogamy (and why they're wrong)

In this video, Janel goes over some of the most common myths about ethical non-monogamy (ENM) and open relationships she hears as a relationship coach. As someone who works with many people who identify with this relationship orientation as well as someone who practices ethical non-monogamy in my personal life, it's important to her to dispel these false narratives about ENM!

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