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

March 26, 2014

In a far corner of the Earth, representing well in a fancy style mag.

Scoop Magazine (Perth, Australia)

"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!"




Blogger tosii2 said...

It is unfortunate, I think, that polygamy was introduced at the end relative to marriage, etc. Without making a clear distinction in the article, I think people would tend to think of them as 'same'.

March 27, 2014 2:58 PM  

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