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Polyantagonists & How to Defeat Them 

PolyPhilia is a polyamory educator, influencer, comedian, blogger, community mentor, and the founder of Poly Philia, the largest social media page dedicated to non-monogamy education in Europe. She also created the #PolyamoryTipoftheDay series, narrated several polyamory audiobooks, and provides private mentoring and support to non-monogamous individuals and couples worldwide.

Follow PolyPhilia everywhere as @polyphiliablog: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok)

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Dr. David Rodemaker
A History of the Closet & Reflections to Make Your Own Choice

Dr. Rodemaker is a psychologist, author, and speaker specializing in multicultural individual and relational therapy, issues of clinical practice, consent, polyamory and BDSM. His published works include "Altsex: The Clinician's Guide to BDSM" and "Understanding Therapy Issues Outside Egalitarian Relationships" for the book Unequal by Design: Counseling Power Dynamic Relationships. 

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Kitty Chambliss
Jealousy Survival Guide: How to Feel Safe, Happy & Secure in an Open Relationship

Kitty Chambliss is an author, certified relationship coach, speaker, polyamorous and sex-positive advocate, and founder of Loving Without Boundaries. Frequent contributor to worldwide publications and sought-after media guest, Kitty's Jealousy Survival Guide is an Amazon bestseller. Her life mission is to make thriving relationships - even unconventional ones - attainable to everyone.

Support Kitty on Patreon. Also, take Kitty's FREE Masterclass, The 5-Step Formula My Clients Use to Create Healthy, Loving Relationships (even if nothing has worked before.) 

Beware the Story

Ms. Tamara Pincus
Poly Pitfalls & How to Support Each Other

Tamara Pincus is an AASECT certified sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor running an LGBTQ, kink, and poly friendly psychotherapy practice in Washington DC. She co-authored "It's Called Polyamory: CoWednesday, June 9: Beware the Storyming out about your non-monogamous relationships," and has been educating on sexuality, consent, fat activism, polyamory and BDSM issues since 1998.

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Martha Kauppi
Polyamory: Creating a Strong Foundation (Or How the Heck Do I Actually DO This??)

Martha Kauppi is a therapist, educator, author, speaker, and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor specializing in complex relational therapy, sexuality, and alternative family structures. Martha educates therapists worldwide as the founding director of the Institute for Relational Intimacy, and author of Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients.)

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Sarah Taub
Emotional Intelligence: How to Befriend, Manage and Learn from Big Emotions

Sarah Taub teaches relationship and community skills, creating a culture based on awareness, compassion, and freedom rather than fear and judgment. An organizer for Center for a New Culture, she holds space for the deepest group conflicts so that an even deeper level of connection, understanding, and creativity can emerge.

Visit Sarah on Facebook as well as the Center for a New Culture. 

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Beware the Trap

Emily Prior
New Relationship Ideals & Fantasy Fulfillment

Emily E. Prior is the Executive Director for the Center for Positive Sexuality, and has been teaching about gender, relationships, and positive sexuality since 1996. An adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, she's authored many publications and presents at conferences nationwide. She won the Vern Bullough Award for research.

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Indigo Stray Conger

Opening Up with a Secure Foundation

An AASECT certified sex therapist, Indigo Stray Conger incorporates bodywork in neuroscience and mindfulness interventions and specializes in consensual non-monogamy through an Attachment Theory lens. She is frequently cited in national publications, is a staff writer for and reviews books on sexuality, somatics and psychology for BlueInk Review.

Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti
What Do I Bring to a Relationship?

Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti is a sex-positive, bisexual and polyamorous writer, speaker, and survivor - who wasn't diagnosed as autistic until her 60s! She's completing her memoir - working title: A Different Drum: A Black, Autistic, Polyamorous, Mentally Ill, Former Fundamentalist Christian/Cult Member and Breast Cancer Survivor WHO JUST WANTS TO FIT IN. 

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Beware the Shadow

Dr. Zelaika Clarke
Shift from Fear-Based to Love-Based: Lessons from Melanated Non-Monogamies

Dr. Clarke is a clinical and cultural sexologist, loveologist, sexosopher, eroticologist, sexuality educator, African-centered social worker and co-liberator. Co-creator of the Decolonial Sexual Attitude Reassessment/Restructuring program, they specialize in guiding people of the African diaspora and marginalized communities to find self love, sexual justice, erotic sovereignty and sexual emancipation. 

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Laurie Ellington
Diminish Conflict: Grow Your Capacity to Feel 

An Open Relationship, Polyamory, and Intimacy Coach with over 20 years of experience in the healing arts, Laurie Ellington's teaching is deeply rooted in presence, communication, and connection. Her mission is to help people feel more confident in themselves, more pleasure in their bodies, and more intimacy in their lives.

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Jessica Fern

Jessica Fern is a Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and author of Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and NonMonogamy. Jessica works with people who no longer want to be limited by their reactive patterns, cultural conditioning, insecure attachment styles, and past traumas, helping them to embody new possibilities in life and love. 

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Sonia Lyris has lived, taught, and written about ethical non-monogamy and non-traditional relationships for over three decades. She has led workshops on how to improve communication with others, from intimate partners to strangers, as well as in her private coaching practice.

Sonia is also a published fiction author, weaving polyamory into stories and asking the question: who are we in connection? Who do we want to be?

Her backstory includes the study of numerous personal transformation disciplines, from est to martial arts to dance to New Culture. Sonia is a trained ZEGG Forum facilitator.

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Kathleen Baldwin is a certified Sex and Relationship Coach with 10-years’ experience working with individuals to support their sexual and relationship aspirations. In addition to coaching programs, Kathleen facilitates Master Coaching Groups that aim to address specific issues for high functioning clients. Kathleen is a nationally recognized sexual rights activist and leader in sexual health. She has taught an undergraduate Human Sexuality course for Indiana University at IUPUI for nearly 20-years She has been certified as a Sexuality Educator for 25 years. Kathleen has a collaborative, assets-based approach to supporting clients as they use short-term action-oriented coaching to make shifts where things aren’t working for them.

Understand Self and Others

Phoenix Mandel
Polyamory and Gender Identity

AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Phoenix Mandel is a sexuality educator, coach, and consultant delivering workshops on ethical nonmonogamy, LGBTQIA+, BDSM, sex and body positivity, and other areas of sexual health and rights. Teaching with an intersectional and activist approach, they are on a mission to make sex education more queer. 

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Stephanie Sullivan
Bisexuality, Ambiamory, and Mono-Poly

Stephanie M. Sullivan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and relationship empowerment coach specializing in anxiety, self-care, trauma, sexuality, and polyamory. A speaker, educator, and consultant, she contributes to The Affirmative Couch and trains psychotherapists and other providers on affirmative care and empowering sexual, gender, and relationship expansive communities.

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Ruby Johnson
Liberate Your Love: Conversation on Polyamory

Ms. Johnson is a speaker, author, and contributor for numerous publications and academic works including Huffington Post and Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. A board member for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and Hopeful Solutions, she helped formulate best Kink and CNM practices for the American Psychological Association.

Support this speaker on Venmo with the tag @Ruby-Johnson-11

Care for Self and Others

Zach Budd
Crafting Consent Culture

Zach Budd is a self-proclaimed nerd, sex geek and consent junkie. He has been actively polyamorous for ten years and loves nothing more than gaining more knowledge and sharing it with others. He is currently working towards a Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Houston to be of even more benefit to his community. Zach has served on polyamory discussion panels, conducted workshops, and recorded podcast episodes on the subjects of polyamory, consent and kink. He is also a proud member of the Board of Directors for Loving More and an official advocate for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.  Current projects include being a writer and co-editor of The Sex Positive Blog on and creating and curating a polyamory, kink, and sex-positive library and reading list for the Sex Positive Blog.

Reid Milhalko
Creating Your Safer Sex Elevator Speech

Reid Mihalko of is a controversial* sex and relationship geek who helps adults create more confidence, health and accountability in their relationships and sex lives. Internationally known workshop facilitator, lecturer, and media contributor, he also founded programs like Sex Geek Summer Camp to help sex educators transform more lives.

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*Survivors spoke up about this speaker’s harms in 2018 and 19. And the validity of his accountability process is still debated within the sex education community.

Indigo Dawn
Tools for Abundant Love: Touch Agreements & Radical Consent

Indigo Dawn is a transformational coach, speaker, and touch therapist, Program Director for Center for a New Culture and Founder and Co-director of the Consent Program for Interfusion Festival. They LOVE to catalyze life-changing, life-affirming experiences to help changemakers build the joyful and abundant life -- and world -- of their dreams!

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Celebrate Self and Others

Ms. Nookie
Be Boldly Yourself in Relationship

Nookie is the founder of She is a dominant cuckoldress-pimpstress who is polyamorous and monoromantic. She enjoys geeking out about kinky-thinky things, working on her site, and loving her pet and poly tribe hard.

Find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

John Halcyon
Permission, Shadow & Gratitude: A Burning Man Story

John Halcyon is a social media pioneer and storyteller through his “Hug Nation” broadcasts and book, Love More. Fear less. Float more. Steer less. Co-founder of the Pink Heart Burning Man camp, homeless outreach “1st Saturdays,” and coaching program “The Pink Path,” John helps people live authentic, radically self-expressed lives.

Find John online on Facebook.comInstagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Kathy Slaughter
Closing Reflection

Understanding how abuse happens, how to recover from it, and how communities can prevent abuse and respond to harm in life-affirming ways forms the basis of Kathy’s passion. Grounded in Social Work values and paradigms, Kathy has spent 15 years working on healing trauma and uncovering pleasure, agency, and safety in the consulting room. Currently, she leads a team of six at Soaring Heart Counseling, a sex-positive, queer-affirming, trauma-informed therapy practice in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In pursuit of liberation, Kathy enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, dancing, hiking, and planning outdoor adventures with friends at regional Burning Man festivals.

Support Kathy here!