Curious & poly adventurous peeps!
It’s time for a new collection of our stories to create Juggling the Rainbow #4. It’s been a very long time coming!
For this issue I would like to focus on specific “underground” themes which have links and intersections with polyamory. Have a look if any of these speak to you or portraits parts of your life, your identity, your occupation, your innermost… :
- Sex work
*The term “taboo” comes from the Tongan tapu or Fijian tabu (“prohibited”, “disallowed”, “forbidden”), related among others to the Māori tapu, Hawaiian kapu, Malagasy fady; introduced into English by Captain Cook. So colonially tinted in the way the Western world uses it!
I am interested in how you experience and deal with taboos of various aspects of polyamory – with your lovers, with your friends, in your family, community, culture, society… Where are the links between kink and poly and where are differences? … How does working in the sex industry change how you regard sex, intimacy, relationships? … Are there desires around relationships, sexuality, gender that you wish were possible but they clash with your current reality – or society? …
If it’s not you, totally fine. Maybe you know someone else who might be keen? Please pass it on!
Submissions to: email@example.com
By: February/March 2018
by Janani Balasubramanian
Polyamory doesn’t get a free pass at being radical without an analysis of power in our interactions. It doesn’t stop with being open and communicative with multiple friends, partners, lovers, etc. We’ve got to situate those relationships in broader systems of domination, and recognize ways that dating and engaging people (multiple or not) can do harm within those systems. Our intimate politics are often the mostly deeply seated; it’s hard work to do. But I thought I’d get some conversation rolling by destabilizing poly as a ‘more radical than thou’ thing. To that end, here’s a list of ways to do polyamory without being awful and oppressive:
Read full article HERE
Although my search for and networking with shops and zine distros around the world is totally still in the works – here are some of the places where JTR hard copies have made it so far:
The Freedom Shop (Wellington)
Sticky Institute (Melbourne)
Jura Books (Sydney)
Bus Stop Press (France)
Marching Stars (UK)
Have advised them all to sell zines for the price of the copy cost. Some shops may surcharge a tiny bit on top to maintain shop rent (fair enough).
If you know someone who runs a disto/shop and could be interested in stocking JTR, I’d be grateful if you could let me know.
I was approached by the people who started up the POC Zine Project recently. They have posted JTR #3 on their page, possibly the others will follow.
POC Zine Project is great – check it out:
On Second Thought: non-primaries write about polyamory
Seeking zine submissions on your experiences with hierarchy in polyamorous relationships. What does that even mean? We wanna hear about your experiences with lots-of-rules poly, no-rules poly, and primary-secondary-etc structures in your poly relationships, whether explicitly negotiated, unspoken, accidental, or whatever. Especially seeking writings about your thoughts, feelings, experiences, mistakes, lessons learned, joyful surprises, etc, as a (current and/or former) non-primary partner, broadly speaking.
Send submissions by June 30th 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
(This call out is not for Juggling the Rainbow but topically related zine).
Time flew and now, two month later, issue # 3 is finally out… oh joy! Another wonderful cover and another 10 interesting stories plus a comic fill the pages. I am really excited!
Go to Zine Downloads to find the PDF.
If you have feedback or criticism, it is most welcome.
Thanks to all the people exploring multiple loving, brave writers and curious readers!