An Exploration of Non-Monogamy

November 23  |  2:30 – 4:30 PM  |  Free Event

Pro Hoe® was created by writer and sex-positive advocate Penda N’diaye to eradicate stigmas surrounding sexual freedom and identity within the Black community. The Pro Hoe Salon series uses conversation and storytelling to normalize sexual experiences and create discourse around black sexuality.

For this edition, we will discuss the philosophy of Non-monogamy, which can be described as any practice or philosophy of an intimate relationship that does not strictly hew to the standards of monogamy, particularly that of having only one person with whom to exchange sex, love, and affection. Is it possible to feel romantic love for more than one person at a time? More and more people are curious and willing to engage in consensual, non-monogamous relationships and perhaps the bottom line is that at the core of non-monogamy is honesty and mutual respect. How are people of color engaging in conversations relating to non-monogamy and can we separate our desires for multiple people from religious and social constructs?

Join Penda and Dr. Travis Meadows, Black psychiatrist with training from NYUs Human Sexuality Department for an inclusive, storytelling event that will serve as a live podcast recording on the topic.

Penda N’diaye is a Senegalese-American former professional dancer and currently a writer and storyteller. After her mom gave her her first vibrator for Christmas, she created the brand Pro Hoe® to eradicate stigmas surrounding sexual freedom and identity in the Black community. This gift sparked a conversation on the lack of intergenerational sex dialogue and most importantly, how the societal, racial, and religious constructs that we have been taught, stifle our sexual liberties. She has led several panels sponsored by Planned Parenthood to bring awareness to this cause and you can find her words in VICE, Refinery29 and Thinx. After being recognized by OkayAfrica as one of their 100 women, Penda created her podcast, which speaks with creatives on sex and sexual identity while answering anonymous sex and dating questions from listeners.