Panel Friday, August 11
Join us after the performance for a panel on love and sex in the plural with experts and influencers. Nothing is off limits.
Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff, PhD, CASA, CSE
Expert Witness & Guardian Ad Litem
Relationship & Academic Coach
Based in Atlanta, GA
Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children. Sheff’s first book, The Polyamorists Next Door (2014), details her 15-year study of poly families with kids and was just reprinted in paperback, and her second book Stories from the Polycule (2015) is an edited anthology of writings by poly folks. When Someone You Love is Polyamorous (2016) is Sheff’s shortest book that guides family members and significant others who are trying to understand a polyamorous loved one. Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, kink/BDSM, and issues facing trans* people. She is the CEO and Director of Legal Services at the Sheff Consulting Group, a think-tank of experts specializing in unconventional and underserved populations.
Michón Neal is a minority of minorities: female assigned at birth, mostly black, disabled, genderqueer, aromantic, pansexual, kinky, demisexual, poor, noetisexual, polyamorous, singleish, RA, a survivor, intersex, and left-handed.
Michón Neal writes a mix of scifi, fantasy, erotica, and autobiography called cuil fiction about unique people in unique circumstances, with characters running the gamut of non-monogamous and LGBTQIA+ spectrums. That’s right: queer and polyamorous fiction!
The Cuil Effect Project, contains nearly a hundred interconnected works that deal with all sorts of things ranging from existential crises to consent culture to science. There are currently 21 books in the project all full of queer people and relationships.
Michón majored in Brain and Mind Studies, the only interdisciplinary program that spanned everything from philosophy to psychiatry to anthropology to neuroscience and beyond. Ze also minored in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies and has been voraciously studying on hir own time ever since.
Ze is currently working on the Cuil Effect project, a ridiculously long tale about healing, absurdity, and all the different ways people interact. You can find more details, sneak peaks, links, and absurdity on hir blog, Shadow in the Mirror. Ze also invented the only class on Intersectional Non-Monogamy and is the co-editor for Postmodern Woman.