Before anything else, I want to say a massive “Thank you” to my current and previous Patrons. You guys rock, and your support has been a huge help both in my personal life, and in keeping the blog going.
What is Polyamory on Purpose?
Polyamory on Purpose is a website dedicated to exploring the practical side of polyamory. The side that has very little to do with jealousy and polycule configurations, and a lot to do with planning meals for 3 different diets and a couple of allergies.
So for Polyamory on Purpose has covered:
•Pregnancy in poly relationships
•Legal challenges facing poly folk
•Safe sex and STIs
•Moving in together
•The intersection of mental health and polyamory
•and much more
Why a Patreon Campaign?
When I first started this Patreon campaign, my family was in a really bad place and I wasn’t sure how much longer I could keep the website going. With the support Polyamory on Purpose has already received, the website can continue indefinitely. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to everyone who has made this possible.
My family situation has changed a great deal in the last six months. I now no longer need to worry about survival, which means I can start looking to the future.
Polyamory on Purpose has already helped a lot of people. I get emails, comments, and messages almost weekly from poly folks across the world. But the site is still only a fraction of what it could be.
Imagine a Place
Imagine a place you can go with information on all the practical issues facing poly folk. Everything from health, to housing, to legal challenges. Whether you are moving in together for the first time or figuring out how to divide common property as your relationships transition, you can find ideas and advice for smoothing the process.
A community forum or chatrooms where people come together to share their experience with child custody, finding poly-friendly professionals, or navigating bureaucracy. Where if you have a question about zoning laws or paternity laws, there are other poly people who have dealt with them before. A place where we can share our experiences and make our lives easier.
Now what if this place also had a resource library. Tools for creating your own wills, finding a place for inexpensive STI testing, and more.
All openly available to everyone in the poly community.
That’s what I want Polyamory on Purpose to be.
Let’s Make It Real
The same changes that allowed my family to get our feet under us are also making it impossible for me to continue my day job. So I’m dedicating the next year or two to Polyamory on Purpose. I can turn the site into everything I described earlier and more. With your support, when those two years are over, I won’t need to go back to my day job. Instead I can keep growing Polyamory on Purpose.
When I first started writing the Polyamory on Purpose bog, I knew I had things I wanted to say. Now it’s not just about the things I want to say. It’s about the things I have heard, from so many people, the poly community needs.
Where to Next?
The next major goal of the Patreon campaign is starting a resource library for the poly community. One place where you can find resources for navigating all kinds of challenges from setting up medical power of attorney, experts who can help you in a custody battle, and much more.
As of this recording we are $14 away from meeting this goal and getting the resource library up and running. Once the library is up, Patrons will get early access to new resources before they go public on the website. Resources suggested or requested by Patrons will get first consideration