Here at Polyamorous Living we care a lot about our community! Our community is a beautiful, diverse, amazing group of people! We are devoted to helping de-stigmatize polyamory, as well as debunk myths, and showcase all the variety our community has to offer. We want what is best for every individual in our community, which means we work hard to give accurate information to all people who are searching for it, or who need it most. We reach out to members of the community to provide emotional support and help. And we touch-base with out community members often to make sure we are providing the kinds of things you all want to see.
Through our efforts in writing, vlogging, and creating safe spaces for discussion and exploration (like our FB groups), we hope to give the Polyamorous community – from the kitchen table polyamorists to the solo polyamorists – a place where they feel like they can fit. Our journalists and vloggers speak about personal experiences, as well as siting research, to bring as much personal touch and relatability to our information and encouragement as possible. We want you to get to know us, and we want to get to know you. We want this to be a space where our tribe can thrive. We want this to feel like home.
With that in mind, we have many community projects that we have conducted, are working on, and are creating to bring all the pieces of our community together. Your participation in these projects helps to build a sense of universal relatability for our readers. Every time you take part in a project you are working with Polyamorous Living to de-stigamatize, debunk, showcase, and just generally appreciate the individuality of our diverse population. Help us so that we can help further the understanding of others and provide support to those in need.
Unlike the first Our Story Series that covered the basics, this series is about how to create and maintain healthy relationships within the constructs of Polyamory. If you’d like to help us create this new series, by participating in our questionnaire, please click here to be redirected to The “Our Story #2” Series Questionnaire.
Your responses will help showcase our community’s diversity, promote a positive polyamorous representation, and help give advice/guidance/support and information to those newly coming into polyamory, as well as those currently living polyamorously.
We are starting a new project to artistically represent the relationship dynamic diversity within our community. This project will be art based, and will showcase the way in which a variety of community members construct their relationship dynamics. In order to be an anonymous contributor to this project, you must send in an image representation (something self-drawn; by hand, or other media means) that details your polycule structure.
Rules for art submissions are displayed below:
- You may include as many people as you feel best represents your polycule (including partners, metamours, metamour’s partners, platonic relationships, etc.); but NO friends, family, children, pets, or the like.
- The polycule must start with YOU, this is a representation of YOUR structural relationship dynamics.
- This is anonymous! As such, no names shall be given for any of the people in your polycule.
- Your drawing must be designed in the following way (Each person drawn must be a shape, and each connection between them must be presented as lines.):
-You will be a black dot.
-Your partners will be red hearts.
-Your metamours will be blue triangles.
-Additional partners (of your metamours, or of their partners, depending on how far you feel your polycule extends) can be drawn as green squares.
-The lines between romantic partners will be solid pink.
-The lines between platonic partners will be dotted yellow.
-Do NOT draw lines between you and your metamours, unless you consider them to be a romantic or platonic partner.
ALL SUBMISSIONS will be re-constructed and formatted into a new design that will be extended to all pieces so that the arrangement and visual product is smooth and congruent. So don’t worry if your artistic abilities aren’t the best, it’s the information about the polycule formation that matters most, not how well you can draw it. Your original product will not be on display, only our finished product with the polycule dynamics we have collected from the community. This isn’t a contest, we are looking for contributions from everyone (no matter your level of artistic ability).
**Send submissions to our CEO:
*QUESTIONNAIRES NOT YET AVAILABLE
This series will follow in the foot steps of the the 1st and 2nd Our Story Series community projects. Our plans are to create individual questionnaires for each of the following categories:
Our hopes for this project are to showcase some of the lesser known/talked about subgroups within our Polyamorous community. There are minorities even within the social minority of Polyamorous people. These minority groups are less advocated for and less understood – we would like to change that.
For this project we hope to bring forth some important information about what it means to not only be within these minority groups, but how being within these groups affects ones relationship to polyamory, and how one navigates the polyamorous dating scene.
This is one of our major Community Projects. It is a 10-part series that tries to showcase the diversity and authenticity within our community. You can view the articles within this series, here. We surveyed over 40 people to get the answers to 10 different important questions that we hope will help others see the humanity within our whole Polyamorous community. Each question was turned into an article (1 part) for our 10-part series. Check out all the articles within this series, here.
***If you have any ideas for new Community Projects, please bring your thoughts to our CEO: