ON THE COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE
OK, so it's not Rolling Stone and it's definitely not the cover,
look Ma, we made TIME magazine!
Mary and Henry,
Janet and Sasha came to the '99 Eastcoast Loving More Conference to court
as couples; TIME Magazine reporter John Cloud came to interview polyamorists
as models of relationship options for the new millennium.
The usual poly spokesfolks had become reluctant to
bare their personal loving arrangements, for fear of losing their children,
jobs or homes. Yes, it seems bizzaare in this modern day and age that
diversity is still frowned upon and that the witch hunt continues, but
it is still a reality. How sad.
We spoke to the reporters for about two hours. Amazingly,
when the story was at last published in the November 15th edition (page
90), all that remained of our interview was the title, our picture and
our names. Oh, and on top of it, Sasha was reduced to "...?" in the
And personally, this story was
just the beginning of our offers to appear in the media. Our decision
to come "out" so that we can take action and help bring about freedom for
relationship choice is scary, yes, but necessary.
|The story that follows focuses on a triad (April
and Shane Divilbiss and Chris Littrell), located in the south who lost
custody of their child because the paternal grandmother thought they were
"depraved", just because they all loved one another. The issue
is timely, appropriate and crucial for the outcome will affect many people
and our ability to make CHOICES for ouselves in this new age. Will
Big Brother succeed and prejudice win or will we truly accept one another
and allow personal freedom to prevail?
Sasha and I can do this, for we work for ourselves
and we don't have children that someone can take away from us if we won't
try to fit in their box that they attempt to impose on us. So we're
here for you, the Aprils, Shanes and Chris's of the world, in the best
way we can. I know not the outcome. I believe in the basic
goodness of humanity and hope for the best.