Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

November 3, 2013

Poly conference organizer Zoe Duff on feminist radio

CJSW Radio (Calgary, Alberta)

The modern polyamory movement has deep feminist roots. Since its beginnings almost 30 years ago,1 most of its writers, organizers, leaders, and spokespeople have been women. Year after year, as new movers and shakers keep emerging, this continues to be true.

A statistic: of the 35 nonfiction books on polyamory published in English since 1984, the authors and co-authors total 28 women, 9 men, and 1 genderqueer person. That's 3-to-1 female to male. I see similar ratios among bloggers, local-group organizers, workshop presenters at conferences, and spokespeople quoted in the media.

So it's no surprise that when a Canadian poly item popped up in the news this morning, it was Zoe Duff, director of the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) and organizer of Canada's first PolyCon, being interviewed on Yeah, What She Said, "Calgary’s only feminist/women’s radio program" (on Calgary's independent radio station CJSW based at the University of Alberta).

A podcast of the show just went up. You can listen to it here (23 minutes).



1. I'm counting from 1984, when Ryam Nearing published her first edition of The Polyfidelity Primer.

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Blogger Dear Polly Amorie said...

I was very pleased with the very positive reception I had from those interviewing me. I note a big change in the attitudes of media contacting us for interviews about PolyCon in contrast to 3 years ago and the media approach during the BC Supreme Court case. I'm quite excited by it and hope that we've had some impact on the awareness of polyamory in Canadian media. Come talk to me at the Playground 2013 conference in Toronto Nov 8-10 or Beyond The Love Conference in Columbus, Ohio Nov 15-17. Or look for my new book Love Alternatively Expressed available soon at filidhbooks.com

November 04, 2013 12:32 AM  

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