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Podcast Interview: Eve Rickert, Co-Founder of Thorntree Press, Co-Author of “More Than Two” – Loving Without Boundaries
Cheers Sexy People!
I am thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I recently released with Eve Rickert, co-author of the books “More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory” and “Black Iron”, and the co-founder and publisher of Thorntree Press. I have been aware of Eve’s work for years and we had even spoken over email through the years regarding the work of Thorntree Press. I was delighted to finally meet Eve in person at this past year’s Southwest Love Fest, which was a truly amazing conference. We had a lovely conversation by the pool that weekend that I will never forget. I am honored and so happy that she said “yes” that day to coming on the Loving Without Boundaries podcast and creating a powerful show with me. Eve vulnerably shares so much of herself and her oftentimes challenging journey through consensual non-monogamy in this candid interview. The show was recorded in late May of this year. In the interview, Eve shares that she had been unable to read “More Than Two” because it felt very triggering for her. Since then, she has opened the pages of that epic book, and she shares about this experience in the below blog post on her website:
Thoughts On The Fifth Anniversary of “More Than Two”
Eve, I am honored that you elected to share your thoughts, insights, experiences, and wisdom with us here in this interview. Many of us are healing from various forms of trauma in our lives (myself included). This episode I’m sure will help many folks feel less alone on their journey. Much love and light to you, Eve!
Some topics we discuss in this educational, informative, and fascinating interview:
— We discuss the book “More Than Two” from multiple angles. During that conversation, Eve shares how if multiple people are reading the book, if there is a disparity in empathy between the people, the one with more empathy may end up doing more emotional labor and/or the book can be used as a weapon against them. What an interesting yet scary thought!
— Eve shares how enlightening a book she read was: “Practice and All Is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics, and Healing in Yoga and Beyond”— Eve shares about what section of the “More Than Two” book she would take out if she could, and why. Super enlightening! I won’t do a spoiler here as it is more powerful to hear Eve’s own words. — Another book and author that Eve shares is “Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture” by Nora Samaran and how some of what she learned from this work makes her question her re-doing aspects of the Relationship Bill of Rights. She ties it back to attachment theory and other powerful comments, including Jessica Fern’s work.— We touch on potential abuse in polyamorous relationships, including gaslighting and triangulation. Working towards healthy relationships is incredibly important to me and a passion of mine, for myself and my clients. To that end, I’d like to share this great blog post of resources that Eve compiled on her website. Please reference it as needed if you ever need help or clarification: Resources on Abuse in Polyamorous Relationships.
— Tune in to listen to this illuminating podcast episode!
Thank you Eve, for being so awesomely generous with your time, for your tireless work in the consensually non-monogamous space with Thorntree Press, and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, deeply informative, and such powerful and vulnerable sharing! Follow her work at thorntreepress.com and her personal blog at brighterthansunflowers.com.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 125 with Eve. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for consensual non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the Loving Without Boundaries podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
GUEST PODCAST APPEARANCES
I recently have had the honor of being featured on three other podcasts:
Curios Fox Podcast – Episode 4 on Metamours (Your Lover’s Lover) – which was recorded live in Brooklyn, NYSeek, Discover, Create with Lexi SylverCore Confidence Life with Dennis SumlinWith PolyAnna, Episode 7 – which was recorded live at Southwest Love Fest 2019, which was attended by Marla!
Check them out! We talk about all things jealousy, consensual non-monogamy, and living an alternative lifestyle while maintaining healthy relationships. Tune in to find out more!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT OFFER – We continue to have some exciting goings on here at Loving Without Boundaries (LWB). We now have exclusive content for you via the LWB podcast and my Patreon page for those who choose to become a patron. Please visit the link to check out how you can come join the party over at Patreon! Want to hear more from our amazing interviewees? You got it! Want to dig deeper into the community and your fellow poly folk? Right on, let’s do it! Want monthly “Hangouts” with yours truly and other patrons? Cool! Let’s do it! It’s all there! Come join us, and enjoy exclusive content made just for you, our patrons of this work!
NOTE: Monthly group “hangout” and coaching calls for all of our podcast patrons at any level are under way. If you are supporting the podcast, I am supporting you on your journey. Come join us and meet like-minded folks on the same journey you are!
UPCOMING POLYAMOROUS-FRIENDLY EVENTS
Free LWB Facebook Group for Healthy, Sex Positive, Open Relationships — Ready to explore healthy, deeply connected (and virtually jealousy-free) open relationships? It’s all possible – especially when surrounded by a community of people already doing it. Many in newly open relationships experience roller coaster emotions of jealousy, insecurity, and feel alone on their journey. That’s why I created this free Facebook group where people are coming together to share actionable tips for succeeding in multiple loving relationships, explore deeper love, and find mutual understanding and support. There’s an abundance of rock star information posted in the group daily by our amazing members. We create a safe place to engage that’s fun and thrilling! Click here and request to join our free group!
See you on the flip side, lovely community! Keep being brave, compassionately vulnerable, and uniquely and authentically you!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)
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MEDIA INDIGENA : Weekly Indigenous current affairs program: Ep. 113: A Second Slide into Settler Sexuality
Saddle up for our Settler sexuality sequel! Building on last week’s exploration of how Settler norms impact Indigenous notions of intimacy and interpersonal connections, we more explicitly discuss the erotically infused insights of Mohawk/Tuscarora writer, poet and broadcaster Janet Rogers. Insights she shared with our own Kim TallBear (associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta) at ConvergeCon, the annual conference working to build sex positive communities. Joining host Rick Harp to reflect on Kim and Janet's dialogue is Candis Callison, associate professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.
MEDIA INDIGENA : Weekly Indigenous current affairs program: Ep. 112: Settler Sexuality’s Slippery Slope
On this week's roundtable: Settler Sexuality. A subject at the heart of two recent talks by our own Kim Tallbear (one at the sex-positive communities event ConvergeCon, the other at SoloPolyCon), we thought we'd use it as an opportunity to take a longer look at an often troubling and taboo topic. In particular, we discuss the insights of her keynote — "Yes, Your Pleasure! Yes, Self-love! And Don’t Forget, Settler Sex Is A Structure" — at the 2nd Annual Solo Polyamory Conference in Seattle, Washington. An associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Kim discussed her work at the MEDIA INDIGENA roundtable with host Rick Harp and Candis Callison, associate professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.
In the previous episode of this series, McKenna Denson shared her
experience recording a conversation with her former Missionary Training
Center president, Joseph Bishop, in which he can be heard admitting to
sexual misconduct with multiple women while he was a leader in The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On the recording, she confronts him
with the allegation that he raped her while she was a Mormon missionary in
1984, an allegation he denies.
In this part of the series, the spiritual dimension of this story begins to
How has the church responded to emerging facts — both "the church" as a
collection of individual believers, as well as the corporate institution
based in Salt Lake City?
While McKenna Denson was was training as a Mormon missionary in the MTC in Provo, Utah in 1984, she says the MTC president, Joseph Bishop, raped her in a basement room.Last year, she confronted Bishop in person and recorded their conversation, where he can be heard admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women throughout his time as a high-ranking church leader.Bishop denies the rape allegation, but a Brigham Young University police report shows that he told officers that while he served as president of the MTC, he asked a young sister missionary to expose her breasts to him in a basement room.On this episode of Mosaic, the #MeToo movement comes to Mormonism.In this first entry in a special series on #MormonMeToo, we'll look at how the Mormon concept of obedience helps shed light on this complex, difficult story.
Jeremy's life was turned upside down when his wife left him for another
woman. In this very intimate conversation Jeremy shares how he's gone about
re-building his life and shares the parallels between medicine, magic and