Join the Bad Academy for a workshop and panel discussion on the subject of Ethical Non-Monogamy! You may have heard about it from a friend, or maybe you and your partner are thinking about trying it, or maybe you're just straight up curious what the hell it is! We're here to help guide you through the fascinating world of Ethical Non-Monogamy with some bad-ass experts who are here to answer your questions and share their amazing experiences.
Jacki Yovanoff is a sex & relationship nerd. Educator. Speaker. Writer. Parent. Partner. Graduate of University of Waterloo’s Sexuality, Marriage & Family Studies. Author of undergrad research paper “What About the Children?! Children in Polyamorous Families: Stigma, Myths, and Realities”. She found her relationship-style fit in nonmonogamy about a decade ago and hasn’t looked back.
Athena Affan is a fat, Bi, cisgender, Afro-Caribbean woman, living with gratitude on the unceded and stolen lands of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. She is a full-time student, a partner, a parent of two, and in her spare time, the Navigator of Iyapo Station; a book club reading fantasy and science fiction works by BIPOC authors. Athena has been polyamorous for almost 20 years.
Kat Stark is a non-binary, sex-positive, geeky, Canadian, queer, bisexual, deviant, slutty, feminist pervert who came to ethical non-monogamy 21-years into their relationship with their husband. After a quick toe-dip to test the waters (and hours of obsessive reading and podcast consumption), they dove in and they almost can't imagine they ever lived any other way. Labels never give a totally clear picture, but they consider themselves non-monogamous and polyamorous, though they occasionally swing. They're also a writer, podcaster, and audiobook narrator.
Their novel Waking Up Polyamorous and their memoir Yelling In Pasties: The Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut are available on ebook and paperback. The audiobook of Yelling In Pasties is available in audiobook form from Audible.