My name is Nicole Kaufman and I’m a senior at Colorado College.
I have received a grant to do my Sociology thesis research and produce a short film on how polyamorous individuals, families, and tribes navigate in a primarily monogamous world. I have spent the last eighth months learning more about and getting involved in the Polyamorous community. I have found, even after much reading, and many interviews and poly discussion groups, that it difficult to completely define polyamory to “non-poly folk.” Since polyamory takes so many unique shapes, I would love to use this opportunity to tell the stories of multiple polyamorous relationships. Ideally I would love to find one to three people or families who would be willing to let me film them for 1-2 weeks anytime from late January to early March 2013.
I am aware of how ambitious my idea is—especially by trying to find people online. However, I am extremely passionate about this topic, especially because I believe many Poly TV shows and pieces in the media are often extremely biased. I would love to do a piece showing how realistic polyamory navigates in a monogamous world (although of course polyamorous relationships can take so many forms that this might still only show a small part of poly).
I am friendly, open-minded, and really passionate about learning more and educating others on polyamory!
If this is something you or someone you know might be interested in, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All geographic locations welcome.