This week, I’m talking with Amanda VanderBroek, who I interviewed about four years ago under her pen name: Leandra Vane. She’s a kinky, poly, sexually fluid woman, and we had a great conversation talking about all that’s changed over the last four years, including being outed and having to fight for the validity of her identity, facing gatekeepers within the queer and erotic writing communities, living as a bisexual, kinky person in the rural Midwest, how writing about monsters and zombies can help reveal things about the treatment of sexual and racial minorities, and a lot of other things.Continue reading “Amanda”
This week, I’m talking with Amy Gahran, a Solo (not single), egalitarian, polyamorous straight woman and author of “Stepping off the Relationship Escalator: Uncommon Love and Life” — a research-based guidebook to intimate relationship diversity.
Some of you may know Amy by her pen name that she used to blog under: Aggie Sez.
We had a great conversation talking about solo polyamory, the relationship escalator, different kinds of monogamy, egalitarian relationships, and a bunch of other topics.
Amy’s website: https://offescalator.com
Amy’s book: “Stepping off the Relationship Escalator: Uncommon Love and Life” — a research-based guidebook to intimate relationship diversity. It explores the set of strong social norms that traditionally have defined how intimate relationships “should” work, and shows how people are diverging from each of these norms.
- Buy a signed copy: https://offescalator.com/books/how-to-buy/
- Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stepping-Off-Relationship-Escalator-Uncommon/dp/0998647012/
- Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Stepping-Off-Relationship-Escalator-Uncommon-ebook/dp/B01MRDI7JC/
The blog post that started it all: https://solopoly.net/2012/11/29/riding-the-relationship-escalator-or-not/