On this week’s episode, Jhen talks to Cheri’ Calico Roman about living her polyamorous life which includes 5 girlfriends and a D/s dynamic. Jhen also teases about a Patreon bonus episode, Cheri & Jhen make possible kidnapping plans (in a good way) and more about the next episode of the pod.
Who is Cheri’?
A Philadelphia native; Black polyamorous community organizer, activist and educator Cheri’ Calico Roman grew up in a community where plural relationships were rooted in marriage and religion.
Having identified as Queer and non-monogamous since the age of 12; Cheri was able to separate her relational preferences from religious dogma and discovered the black polyamorous community by way of social media in 2011. She quickly became well known for her candid commentary on dating couples who were new to “opening up” and the self-journey that is at the root of polyamory.
Since then she has co-founded the Poly Cultural Diversity Alliance along with its cornerstone events; Black Poly Pride (the first pride event to center the black Polyam experience and the intersections within the LGBTQIA and Kink community) and the virtual event “Are Black People Allowed?: A Series of Conversations” born from the lack of black representation at pandemic driven virtual events, munches and conferences.
Cheri is always looking to serve her community and is also the creator of Intuit: By Design a consulting firm that utilizes her intuitive gifts, business acumen and her studies of Astrology & Human Design to assist others in unapologetically aligning with their best lives.
Cheri’s so-called-Polyamorous life is deeply enriched by her relationships with her polycule that consists of 5 girlfriends/life partners and her D/s dynamic with her Sir (Sir Jaxx) and sister in service Bambi aka Nikki Glaze.
Check out Cheri’s previous appearances on the podcast
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Next episode we will be covering the Metamour Bill of Rights which was created by Chanee Jackson-Kendall & Evita Lavitaloca Sawyers and originally presented at Black Poly Pride 2019. Can’t wait for you to hear that conversation!