It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and Jhen has two amazing episodes coming your way.
This week, Jhen is talking to Marjani Lane about her journey into polyamory, her personality disorders and how they affect her polyamorous life.
Wanna know more about our guest on this episode?
Marjani Laneaka Ebony (she/they) is a Black queer polyamorous content creator on IG, who focuses on the representation and education of Black people in non-monogamy. Their focus is creating relatable information that is accessible for different levels of education and promotes the decolonization of non-monogamy for BIPOC.
One of the issues she has experienced with some partners is that they think they can challenge it or “beat” it in some way and they do not actually understand
Marjani feels as if her ASPD benefitted her in some way while she was in the military
Jhen discloses that she has also been sexually assaulted and that she has depression and anxiety
We get into a great discussion about boundaries
Marjani says if she were to describe herself as an animal, that she would be a shark (they later identify with Bojack Horseman)
I stand by what I said about orcas and dolphins!
Jhen is described as a black house cat by friends but somehow self described as the dragon from Shrek (don’t ask)
Marjani is currently investing in herself and focusing on transitioning her career and life from Hawaii and not focusing on dating people currently
We discuss the polyamorous influencer life and the roots of the name Marjani Lane. Did you know Marjani means “coral” in Swahili?
Fluid bonding is transphobic? People be saying a lot of weird things. ANYWAY we were really talking about the importance of making polyamorous content accessible and also ensuring we have Black people and other people of colour at the table.
We talk more about non-monogamous practices in different countries in Africa and also about decolonizing non-monogamy and queerness
Fort Island in Hawaii sounds like my kind of place back in the day
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Catch you on May 18th for the next episode in our Mental Health Awareness Month series.