Season 3 Episode 1: Polyamory, Disability & Accessibility
"No, no, no - I really like orgasms. We need to bring those back."
To kick off Season 3 of the podcast, Rachael Rose of Hedonish is here to talk about sex education, event planning, disability, accessibility, and how her polyamorous journey has been shaped by the conjunction of all of these.
We discuss the ways the pandemic has impacted everyday accessibility of certain spaces and activities, and how eager but cautious we are to get back to in person events; how polyamory in general has been a very understanding community for accomodations for our accessibility needs but what steps we would like to see become more commonplace both in this community and in wider society; and how some days it's a bit rough to admit, but taking care of ourselves and not judging based on the productivity of others is most important.
Rachael Rose (she/her) is a chronically ill and disabled, bisexual, neurodivergent, and polyamorous Certified Sex & Relationship Coach and Educator whose work focuses on an inclusive, sex-positive, and pleasure-focused approach to sex education and sexual health for all, and specializes in the ways chronic illness, disabilities, and ADHD impact sex and relationships. She is the creator of the award-winning sex-education blog Hedonish, and co-creator of Glittergasm Events, an event company hosting inclusive sex-positive play parties for the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to on her blog at Hedonish, you can find her as @hedonish on Twitter and Instagram, and on facebook. You can learn more about Glittergasm events and hear when those restart post-pandemic at glittergasm.com.
She's teaching a class on April 24 on "Communicating Your Needs and Disclosing Your Chronic Illness" through The Staying Inn; you can register by signing up for their mailing list here.
So, again, Season 3's kickoff episode can be found here. Support the blog and podcast via Patreon at www.patreon.com/readyforpolyamory or Ko-fi at www.ko-fi.com/readyforpolyamory. Catch up with funny or silly things Laura thinks on Twitter @lauracb88, and the blog's social media are on Instagram and Facebook @readyforpolyamory.