While polyamory and polyamorists are often viewed as a very welcome and welcoming bunch, far too often, race diversity is under-represented in these communities.
We have learned to be loud and proud when it comes to feminism and LGBT issues, but sometimes we are suspiciously silent in regard to race. Beyond that, at times the polyamory community may unknowingly act standoffishly toward black, indigenous and other people of color – unintentionally creating a stressful, or downright unwelcoming atmosphere.
This presentation and discussion is about why/how diversity is important to the polyamory community. We will tackle ways that clinicians can proactively promote an inclusive environment and what we can do to support diversity and expand mental health access to people of color within these communities.