In hopes of countering the ableist, racist, capitalist, and settler-colonial assumptions that shape social norms and governmental policies, Simon(e) van Saarloos and Kim TallBear began a letter exchange between Edmonton, Canada and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Can non-monogamy serve as a guide to respond to the myriad social justice challenges exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic?
Non-Monogamy Letter #1
In this introductory letter from Simon(e) van Saarloos to Kim TallBear, Simon(e) explores where their perspectives on monogamy intersect, and where they might diverge.
Non-Monogamy Letter #2
In her response to Simon(e) van Saarloos, Kim TallBear discusses finding her polyamorous community, cross-border lovers, and navigating multiple relationships in a lockdown.
Non-Monogamy Letter #3
In the midst of a lockdown, Simon(e) van Saarloos questions their relationship to time, to dreams, to public space, and to the sexuality of voles.
Non-Monogamy Letter #4
Kim TallBear writes an update on her post-Covid palate for food, drink, sex, and conversation, and opens her tattered copy of Simon(e)’s book for some inspired remote discourse.