And that standard of whiteness not only erases the experience of people of color; it reflects the actual exclusion of these people in poly life and communities.A hot "trend" portrayed as sexy, youthful — and rich and white: Polyamory may be more accepted than ever, but it's still largely portrayed as an exotic, vaguely kinky alternative to the institution of monogamy.Billy Holder is a Polyamory activist, educator, and community organizer who helped found and manage the Non-Profit Organization Atlanta Polyamory,as well as Atlanta Poly Weekend.Billy currently serves as the Vice President of Relationship Equality Foundation Inc.People who are new to polyamory often want to know what the rules are.They want to feel secure that they are doing it "right." The truth?
There are as many different configurations for polyamorous relationships as there are people on the planet.
Purposefully or not, when media and pop culture portray polyamory as something practiced mainly by affluent white people, it makes the image of the movement more accessible and acceptable to the mainstream.
Just take Rolling Stone, which made a point of noting of its subjects: "They're ... She wears pretty skirts; he wears jeans and trendy glasses.
“Endless Poly Summer [in August 2014] went so well, we're planning a whole year of poly retreats!
” wrote Michael Rios and Sarah Taub of Network for a New Culture. These events aim to build, over five days, an enduring network of like-minded people who don't fall out of touch as happens after most events. I've gone to their (mostly poly) New Culture Summer Camp for the last six years, and IMO New Culture's practices for developing community and interpersonal skills are ideal for this.