Panel Saturday, 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.
Abbey Rose started "Modern Love," a Meetup group for those looking to explore open relationships, 2.5 years ago with hopes of making new friends. Abbey did just that, but to her surprise, the group grew into something more. What started as a simple get together with 20 lovers, became a movement with over 2,000 lovers. I guess you can say Abbey took a piece of brotherly love with her for good fortune.
Originally from Philadelphia, Abbey grew into adulthood as a poly queen and artist. After hitting the road with her dog and camera, Abbey established many long distance relationships as she explored the vastness of the USA. Today, Abbey is an activist and artist, living in the heart Los Angeles, and loving life while her poly tribe grows.