In a far corner of the Earth, representing well in a fancy style mag.
"A local magazine published an article about me and my partners!" writes Madge Carew-Hopkins from Western Australia. "I'm really happy with the way it turned out :) "
She's on the right in the pic below. Scoop is a thick, glossy fashion/consumer/style magazine "showcasing the best of Western Australia." The three-page article is one of a series of four about people living alternative lives "on the edges"; the others are body modifiers, nudists, and a Buddhist nun.
From left: Kitty Byrne, Paul Wright, and Madge Carew-Hopkins.
Madge Carew-Hopkins, an engineer in her mid-twenties with close-cropped hair and a forthright manner, takes out a graph to help explain her love life. It looks like something that might have hung in your high-school chemistry lab. Line thickness denotes relationship significance, it's colour coded for gender, and a web of connecting lines, suggesting chemical bonds, fuse people together. All seven of them, to be precise.
...The people that sit with me around their kitchen table do cross-stitch and collect Dr. Who paraphernalia. They're measured, methodical, and whip-smart. At times, in fact, they tackle love as they would an equation.
Madge tells me that in the Perth polyamorous community, people tend to fall into one of two categories: those who are "a bit hippie" and practice tantra and free love, and "geeks" — "people who have thought about it and said, 'Well, this is really logical.' "...
Read the whole article as online magazine pages you zoom and flip. It's a beauty. (Autumn 2014 issue; March-April-May are autumn in the Southern Hem.) Replies Libertyhawk3 on reddit.com/r/polyamory, "you guys are adorable! Thanks for having the courage to be open and present a good example of the community!"