#ThatBlackCouple Ep 23 – “Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Black Dating Life”

In this special episode of #ThatBlackCouple, we team up with Mo and Jasmine from the Parenting is Political podcast to give a primer on polyamory and tear apart some of its common misconceptions.

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren explain what it is like to maintain a relationship with one polyamorous person and one monogamous person.

In the second segment, they discuss polyamory’s progress through history and some of its most common misconceptions.

In the Interview, Jenn and Daren chat with Jasmine and Mo Banks from the Parenting Is Political Podcast and dig into the roles polyamory has played in their lives.

In the Reflection, Jenn, Daren, Jasmine, and Mo all share the messages that they believe are most important for people to take to heart.

Article for reference:
*One Epic Chart Proves There’s No Right Way to Be in a Relationship – www.mic.com/articles/114110/one…e-in-a-relationship
*Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book(by Hortense J. Spillers) – havensarchive.lss.wisc.edu/files/Spill…20Maybe.pdf
*My Gender is Black – afropunk.com/2017/07/my-gender-is-black/
*7 Poly Terms Everyone Should Know, Whether You’re New To Polyamory Or Monogamous – www.bustle.com/articles/161962-7…ory-or-monogamous
*Do Married Millennials Cheat on Each Other? – amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/588286/
*Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy – www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/…ealousy/374697/

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Podcast Summary:
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple.

Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.

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