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I’m famous! And so are plenty of other people we know. 
3rd-Jan-2010 10:02 pm
Animals: parrot at 2005 Boston Pride
So plumtreeblossom and I (and docorion and many other people we know) were quoted extensively in a great story on polyamory in today’s Boston Globe magazine. The print edition has photos of me and docorion as well as the photo of Alan and Michelle that’s on the online edition. The online version (linked above) has a video that docorion and Alan (W.) and Michelle were interviewed for which is, if possible, even better than the article — at any rate, I think it does a great job of presenting polyamory effectively to non-poly people in a way that lets the warmth of the relationships and lives described shine through. I am really pleased about how it all turned out.

PS: Alan M. discusses the article at his blog Poly in the Media, and Kamela reviews it favorably in her Boston Open Relationships Examiner column.
Comments 
4th-Jan-2010 03:11 am (UTC) - You are famous!
Read the article today.

Well done. :-)
4th-Jan-2010 03:43 am (UTC)
You were already famous from starring in articles on polyamory :) Weren't you (and wex and pygment) in the original Boston Phoenix article from the 90s, and a couple of others since?

This one may be the best one so far, though.
4th-Jan-2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Nice article. I saw it this morning, but totally didn't realize there was a video to click at the top!
4th-Jan-2010 04:33 am (UTC)
Congrats! The article and video were better than any popular coverage I've seen thus far. Well done. :)

I am curious how the five of you were chosen for this. :)
4th-Jan-2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
The Globe actually had a hard time finding volunteers for this. Hardly anyone was willing to risk participating because of the sensationalist and sexed-up tones of previous articles. So we weren't chosen per se; we were what was available. I was extremely dubious. Indeed, I didn't let them use my last name, I was so fearful that we were being duped into a scandal-mongering article. But it turned out better than we'd all dared hope. Perhaps it will open the door for more poly people to share their perspectives with the media.
4th-Jan-2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
This is great in so many ways :)
4th-Jan-2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
I thought that it was great. Fair and balanced.

On a shallow note, all of you looked so great in the pictures.
4th-Jan-2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
It was a surprisingly - and pleasingly! - boring article. By which I mean it wasn't sensationalistic or anything; it was just . . . a nice article. (I didn't much like the drawings they used in the print edition, or the silly subtitle on the cover, but I did like the article itself.)
5th-Jan-2010 02:01 am (UTC)
It was rather nicely put together. I actually saw it on the Vermont Poly boards, and had a very "hey, I know him" moment =)

*hugs*
6th-Jan-2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Great job -- by you, the writer, and the other interviewees!
6th-Jan-2010 06:17 am (UTC)
I was going to talk up this article in my LJ, but was caught up on whether I should mention LJ handles since your full names are given in the piece.

I take it from the fact that you mention three LJ names in an unlocked entry that you and Mare and Tom, at least, don't mind associating LJs to names?

(I already know Michelle does. Dunno about Wex.)
7th-Jan-2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Right. (At any rate, Tom hasn’t objected. :-)
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