Koe Creation reading - This Heart Holds Many
Join us for an evening with author Koe Creation.
About the book - This Heart Holds Many
As children, many of us were asked by our mother to do the dishes. Perhaps some of us would need to be asked more than once. Koe Creation would get asked three times, by three different mothers. Crowded parent teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner were typical of Koe’s otherwise divergent upbringing raised in a queer polyamorous family.
Still: all families know conflict, and all hearts know struggle, no matter how loved. Whilst in the spotlight as a “poster child” for the alternative Seattle community, Koe yearned for a realization of themself beyond the “shadow of their tribe.”
This drive for a singular identity to navigate a world of collective relationships led Koe to leave the alt-Seattle scene behind them—first for the vivacious beaches of Hawai’i, and later for the couches of San Francisco—to find the self that no one person, or even one family, could make for them.
This Heart Holds Many is a testament of transformative, communal love, as told by an educator and lifelong learner who has dedicated their life to helping others grasp their extraordinary love.
“The question I get a lot as a polyamorous parent is ‘But what about the children?’ Having a firsthand account by someone who lived and
loved and learned in a polyamorous household is invaluable to any of us who raise children in the same environment. Bravo!”
—Kevin A. Patterson, curator of Poly Role Models and author of Love's Not Color Blind and the For Hire series
About the author
Koe Creation has one of the most unique life stories you’ve ever heard, guaranteed. Growing up in a sex-positive, polyamorous family and subsequent communities in Seattle, Washington, Koe learned transparent, non-violent communication, age- appropriate discourse, and sex-positive empowerment at a young age. After actively teaching sex education and relationship skills among top educators in the USA since Koe was a teenager, they now have a decade’s worth of expertise at being a “professional pervert.” Koe is a frequent cohost of the Polyamory Weekly podcast and presents at conferences all over the United States.