Poly Support Group October Topic: Coming Out Polyam: Visiting/Revisiting

Dates: October 3, 2020
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website: https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Polyamory/events/273344470/


Zoom link to come

TOPIC: Coming Out Polyam: Visiting/Revisiting

A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to revisit the awkwardness of coming out poly to a total stranger.

Here’s what happened: My husband and I were at a store that sells exercise equipment. Anticipating a run on machines due to the closure, and/or hesitancy around attending gyms, I thought, “let’s get something now!” After trying a few machines, with a very anxious salesperson nipping at our heels, I said to my husband “let’s have Cindy come in and try the ones we like.” “Who is Cindy, your daughter?” the salesperson queried. I was thrown into the many dozens of times that question has been asked of me, remembering back to the first time our 5-year-old son asked that question “Who is Cindy?”

How I answered the salesperson is less interesting to me than the feeling of being put on the spot to respond with the truth or a simple none of your business…well maybe not so simple. So let’s visit, or revisit coming out, or coming in as the case may be.

A few suggestions for the call… please mute your mic if not speaking, and join the call 10 minutes early to make sure you can work out any technical difficulties without missing too much conversation.

Be well.

Hello friends,

We invite you to a Poly Support Group facilitated by poly & kink aware elders, Rami Henrich and Cindy Trawinski. This group is a community building effort formed in response to interest from the poly community. Support groups provide community interaction, dialogue and interpersonal support. They are not meant to replace individual therapy, counseling or medical advice.

The session is scheduled from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Please RSVP here, at the Chicago Polyamory Meetup site, but do register for the Zoom meeting at the link above. If you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to NO, so others on the wait list can attend. We look forward to sharing ourselves, our issues, concerns, joys, successes etc… together in a meaningful way. Hope that you will join us.

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Location: Zoom