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This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Charis welcomes Koe Creation to share her story of growing up as the child of a queer polyamorous family. Many of us were asked by our mother to do the dishes as children. Perhaps some of us would need to be asked more than once. Koe Creation was the type who’d get asked three times, by three different mothers. Crowded parent-teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner were typical of Koe’s upbringing in a queer, polyamorous family. Taught from a young age to embrace sex-positivity and LGBT acceptance, Koe had an experience of “family values” that differs wildly from many raised in conservative North America. Still: all families know conflict and all hearts know the struggle, no matter how loved. Though a poster child for the alternative Seattle community, Koe yearned for a realization of theirself beyond the “shadow of their tribe.” This drive for a singular identity led Koe to leave the alt-Seattle scene to find the self that no one person or family could make for them. This Heart Holds Many is a testament of transformative, communal love, as told by an educator and life-long learner who has dedicated their life to helping others grasp their extraordinary love.

This is a Charis Circle Strong Families, Whole Children Event. The suggested donation is $5. 

 

Event address: 
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family Cover Image
By Koe Creation, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff (Foreword by)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781944934729
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thorntree Press - March 29th, 2019

Many of us were asked by our mother to do the dishes as children. Perhaps some of us would need to be asked more than once. Koe Creation was the type who’d get asked three times, by three different mothers. Crowded parent-teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner were typical of Koe’s upbringing in a queer, polyamorous family.


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