In September we'll be talking about relationship styles and narratives.
What does it mean to be a bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, or asexual person within a relationship? How does orientation intersect with relationship structure - polyamory, monogamy, monogamish, open, cheating, single, or other structures? How much does our orientation come into our relationships as an openly acknowledged part of our identities, and how much do we keep it hidden, and how much is it just not a relevant factor?
Everyone approaches this differently, and depending on where we are in our own journey within our identities it can really change - when we're first coming out, it may be more of an urgent topic within relationships, or vice versa. If we're polyamorous or monogamous, that may impact how our non-monosexuality comes into the relationship. Some of us have struggled with being recognized and respected within our relationships - particularly the asexual folks among us.
We'll also talk about non-romantic, non-sexual relationships - family, friend, and work relationships also sometimes/often intersect with our orientation in interesting and occasionally uncomfortable ways.
Our September meeting will be on September 26, from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Nicholls Family Library, in the program room upstairs. There will possibly be snacks (though I am literally the worst at remembering them), conversation, and, most importantly, community.
We have a new focus on self-care and self-storying for the b+ community (bisexual, pansexual, and asexual, with an intentional focus on trans inclusion), and a new framework for sustainability (you can now support this work by backing the Patreon at www.patreon.com/sostarselfcare).
There is no cost to attend.
This is an intentionally queer, feminist, anti-oppressive space. The discussion will be open, as they always were, to all genders and orientations, as well as all abilities, educational levels, classes, body types, ethnicities - basically, if you're a person, you're welcome!
It is important to note that Possibilities Calgary is a community discussion group and not a dating group.... See MoreSee Less