Polyamorous: Changing Stereotypes about a Non-Monogamous Lifestyle

“People think polyamory is very free-wheeling – you know, ’60s-style free love. It’s really about connection,” says Alexander, 25, of the East End, a bisexual African American woman whose bleached-blonde braids highlight a face framed by a silver ring in her nose. “People on the outside who haven’t done it would be surprised. You have to talk to people. And you have to respect boundaries. It’s a messy and complicated galaxy of emotions – but it is also very fun.”