Declarations of Resistance

19 – I am a Living, Breathing Unicorn w/ SHELLEENA, CHRIS, AND MATTHEW

WYSW Hosts April 15, 2020


Like many other podcasts, we’ve had to change our format due to the continued physical distancing procedures that are in place to combat COVID-19. This week, our co-hosts and producer meet once again, but over a Zoom video call, to check-in and chat with our amazing guests! After touching base about the various ways in which we are all experiencing the effects of the pandemic, Nneka shares some crucial information about the impacts physical distancing has had on survivors, and their families, who are experiencing male-perpetuated violence. To learn more, please check out her latest blog post.

We are then so excited to welcome our guests this week! Nneka had the pleasure of interviewing our very own Shelleena, her husband Chris, and their partner Matthew to talk about their relationship and their experiences with polyamory. Shelleena opens up the conversation by sharing some definitions and terminology, and then Chris and Shelleena both take us through their relationship history and the ways in which they have decided to open up their marriage. While they share some of the struggles they experienced when disclosing their relationship to their family, they also share some incredible stories of supportive and encouraging responses! We then invite their partner Matthew Eldracher (AKA Tucker, @matteldracher) to share his experiences of joining this throuple!

Like always, we invite you to listen to this podcast with an open mind and kind heart, and if you are interested in learning more about polyamory or the poly community please check out the following resources: The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy; Stories from the Polycule by Dr. Elisabeth Sheff; Turn Me On (Podcast); The L Word (TV Series); Polyamory: Married & Dating (TV Series); Esther Perel (Podcast & Books); Local events called “Munches”; & Oasis Aqualounge (Toronto based Sex Club)

This week we’re drinking Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Brut Rose, Ruffino Prosecco, and Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco DOC. We gave these wines a buzz rating of 2.5/5, 3/5, and 4.25/5 respectively.

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