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Alicia Bunyan-Sampson is a writer/director, advocate and academic. Her work primarily focuses on her identity as a black woman, an exploration of her own experiences of trauma and love, and a deliberate experimentation of the intersection of white supremacy and black identity.

Alicia’s first book, No Filter: Diary of a Polyamorous Black Girl, will be published by Thorntree Press in April 2019.

Kevin A. Patterson, M.Ed., has been practicing ethical nonmonogamy for 15 years and is an active member of the Philadelphia polyamory community. He is the creator of the Poly Role Models project.

Kevin’s first book, Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities, will be published by Thorntree Press in March 2018.

Kitty Stryker is a writer, activist and authority on developing a consent culture in alternative communities. She was the founder of, a hub for LGBT, kinky and polyamorous folks looking for a sex-critical approach to relationships. Kitty tours internationally, speaking at universities and conferences about feminism, sex work, body positivity, queer politics and more.

Kitty’s book, Ask: Building Consent Culture, will be published by Thorntree Press in October 2017.

Pepper Mint is an activist, educator and community organizer in the polyamory and BDSM communities in San Francisco.

Pepper’s first book, Playing Fair: A Guide to Nonmonogamy for Men into Women, will be published by Thorntree Press in October 2017.

Tamara Pincus is a licensed clinical social worker and AASECT-certified sex therapist who runs a private practice in the Washington, DC, area. She specializes in working with kinky, polyamorous and LGBTQ clients and has been active in alternative sexuality communities since 1998. She has spoken around the country on issues related to ethics in sex therapy, consent culture, polyamory and BDSM.

Tamara co-wrote It’s Called “Polyamory”: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships, published by Thorntree Press in 2017.

Rebecca Hiles is a dating, relationships and sexual wellness coach. She blogs as The Frisky Fairy, has contributed to and xoJane, and has had her writing featured on Everyday Feminism. She was voted one of the Top 100 Sex Blogging Superheroes of 2014 and 2015.

Rebecca co-wrote It’s Called “Polyamory”: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships, published by Thorntree Press in October 2017.

Tikva Wolf, best known for her webcomic Kimchi Cuddles, comes from a long line of love-activists and has been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon. What she primarily cares about in art (and life) is connecting to people, creating dialogue and spreading awareness. She lives in North Carolina.

Tikva’s books, Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles and Love, Retold, were both published by Thorntree Press. Her art appears in Thorntree’s books A World in Us and Stories From the Polycule.

Louisa Leontiades lives in an open relationship with her partners and two children in Sweden. She writes full-time on her blog and is chairwoman of Sweden’s National Polyamory Association. She also writes for Huffington Post, Salon, Nerve, Jezebel and the Guardian.

Louisa’s books Necessary to Life: A Memoir of Devotion, Cancer and Abundant Love and A World in Us: A Memoir of Open Marriage, Turbulent Love and Hard-Won Wisdom were both published by Thorntree Press in 2017.

Kate Harrad is a published fiction and nonfiction writer. She co-edited The Ladies’ Loos: From Plumbing to Plucking, a Practical Guide for Girls (The Friday Project, 2006), and her novel, All Lies and Jest, was published by Ghostwoods Books in 2011. She has over a decade of experience working in business editorial/writing positions, and has written for the Guardian, the F-Word and Huffington Post. She has also been a bi activist for several years, and has co-organized numerous UK bi events.

Kate’s book Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain was published by Thorntree Press in 2016.

Dr. Elisabeth Sheff is an educational consultant and expert witness serving sexual and gender minorities. She is the author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) as well as numerous academic and legal articles about polyamory, gender, families, and sexual minorities.

Dr. Sheff’s books Stories From the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families and When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous: Understanding Poly People and Relationships were both published by Thorntree Press.

Eve Rickert is a professional writer, editor and mastermind. Her approach to poly has evolved over many years: from early experiences in high school, to first hearing the word polyamory in 1998, to her first swingers party in 2006, to her current three long-term relationships. She’s learned a lot of hard lessons. She co-wrote More Than Two to share those experiences with anyone who is struggling to maintain ethical multiple relationships with integrity, compassion and courage.

Eve co-wrote More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, published by Thorntree Press in 2014.

As a child, Franklin Veaux heard a fairy tale about a princess forced to choose between two handsome princes, and thought, “Everyone knows princesses live in castles. And castles are big enough for both princes. So why does she have to choose?” He has been writing about polyamory since 1998 at More Than Two, one of the top-ranked sites about polyamory on the Web. He currently has five long-term partners and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Franklin’s books, More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory and The Game Changer: A Memoir of Disruptive Love, were both published by Thorntree Press.