Love's Not Color Blind
Love's Not Color Blind

Love's Not Color Blind

Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities


184 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: March 2018

ISBN 9781944934460

Rights: WOR

Thorntree Press (Mar 2018)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: March 2018


An invaluable tool for creating a more inclusive polyamory

The issues that make monogamous dating daunting for people of color—shaming and exclusion by white partners, being fetishized, having realities of everyday racism ignored—occur in polyamorous relationships too, and trying "not to see race" only makes it worse. To make polyamorous communities inclusive, we must all acknowledge our part in perpetuating racism and listen to people of color. Love's Not Color Blind puts forward the framework—through research, anecdotal testimony, and analogy—for understanding, identifying, and confronting racism within polyamorous communities.

Author Biography

Kevin A. Patterson, M.Ed., is the creator of the Poly Role Models project, an interview series that serves as a platform for the diversity of polyamorous relationship structures.