Winter Poly Wonderland 2020 Presenters
Libby Sinback is a coach, sought-after educator, and host of the podcast, Making Polyamory Work. Libby helps individuals, couples, and polycules who want to break out of harmful relationship patterns and rewrite their broken scripts from childhood and culture to embrace nourishing, authentic, boundless love in their life. Libby is trained in Relational Life Therapy and the Gottman Method, and her coaching is laser-focused on getting quickly to the heart of the heart of the heart of what is in the way for her clients, so they can move past what is limiting them and into a more relational way of being. Libby believes love is why we are here and how we heal, and that relationships are at the core of our well-being as humans.
Sumati Sparks’ first name was given to her by the great living saint, Amma (Mata Amritananda Mayi). Sumati means pure essence. She is an open relationship coach with over 20 years of experience practicing ethical non-monogamy. Sumati has been a personal and spiritual growth junkie her entire life. Her training includes having attended over 40 workshops with the Human Awareness Institute, also known as HAI, is a trained ZEGG Forum Facilitator and part of the Network for a New Culture, has studied Non-Violent Communication (or NVC) with Marshall Rosenberg, has been practicing 12-step work in the areas of relationship and addiction since 1985, is a trained PSYCH-K Facilitator (a process used to remove limiting beliefs), has a Yoga & Meditation teacher certification through the Sivananda school, and has studied sacred sexuality with Evalena Rose, Baba Dez and other prominent teachers.
Fuzzy Adam Konner is a semi-nomadic educator of consent, contact improvisation, co-ops, and alternative economic and monetary systems. They are a founding member of Consent Beyond Yes, a consent education worker co-op with an orientation toward desire and pleasure. They also work as a freelance web and software developer, a worker co-op consultant with Collective Seeds Consulting Co-op, and the Executive Director of Common Good Washtenaw, a democratic community currency. They currently live in a New Culture community in Arlington, Virginia.
Emma Daley (They/She) is a body psychotherapist, consent educator, and occasional math tutor. They began developing the desire-based, trauma-informed, embodied model of consent now known as Consent Beyond Yes with Fuzzy Konner while completing their Master’s degree in somatic counseling at Naropa University. They have presented this model and led workshops at universities, national conferences, and Center for a New Culture events. Emma has a background in PreK-12 and post-secondary education and is an Our Whole Lives sexuality education facilitator. When they’re not talking about sex, they might be found dancing, journaling, or climbing trees.
Indigo Dawn (They/Them) is an impact-oriented love activist, who lives and works to create a more humane, sustainable, abundant society. They share platonic touch as a Cuddlist (cuddlist.com/indigodawn) and create events, workshops, and communities that change lives. As the Program Director for Center for New Culture, Indigo spreads skills and mind-sets that support sustainable relationships and communities– including self-awareness, open communication, authentic connection, and healthy boundaries. Their most recent project is co-creating intentional community at Chrysalis in Arlington, VA; Allegheny Crest in Mt. Storm, WV; and within the DC metro region.
Dawson Driver (They/Them) is a fountain of love. Their passion is to create spaces for anyone and everyone to feel seen, heard, and loved. Their dream is to help create a widespread culture that works for all humans; based in authenticity, personal empowerment, radical acceptance and compassion, consent culture, and touch positivity. And they strive for these goals as a key organizer and presenter for Center for New Culture (http://cfnc.us/) while living and spreading those values wherever they go. To realize their larger dream they are pursuing a degree in psychology for counseling and seeking out new learning opportunities in facilitation, personal growth, and intimacy all the time.
Sarah Taub, Ph.D. is a cultural activist whose passion is creating events where people transform. She teaches the skills of peaceful, sustainable community and relationships such as self-awareness, honesty, and clear boundaries, and facilitates group processes of many sorts, including sensuality and intimacy gatherings, consensus decision-making, ZEGG Forum, and conflict resolution sessions. For over a decade, Sarah has been a major organizer of Network for a New Culture’s east coast events (www.cfnc.us) aimed at creating a culture based on awareness, compassion, and freedom rather than on fear and judgment. She is also the financial and programs manager for Abrams Creek Center (www.abramscreekcenter.com), a New Culture retreat center and community in the mountains of West Virginia.