The City Imagines: Loving Relationship Anarchy

17feb7:00 pm8:15 pmThe City Imagines: Loving Relationship AnarchyWith Jenny Yuen, S. Bear Bergman, Kai Cheng Thom, and Natalie Zina Walschots

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  • Kai Cheng Thom

    Kai Cheng Thom


    Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and community healer in Toronto. She is the author of the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir (Metonymy Press), the essay collection I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes at the End of the World (an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book), the poetry collection a place called No Homeland (an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book in 2018), and the children’s picture books From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li, and For Laika, the Dog Who Learned the Names of the Stars, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching. Kai Cheng won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers in 2017.


  • S. Bear Bergman

    S. Bear Bergman


    S. Bear Bergman is a writer, storyteller, activist, and the founder and publisher of the book press Flamingo Rampant,
    which makes feminist, culturally diverse children’s picture books about LGBT2Q+ kids and families. He writes creative non-fiction for grown-ups, fiction for children, resolutely factual features for various publications, and the advice column “Asking Bear.” His books include The Nearest Exit May Be Behind Us and Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter, and he was the co-editor along with Kate Bornstein of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.


Event Details

What is love? Is it for just the two of us? Is it time we gave something new a try? What if they don’t love you like I love you? How do we get from “it might work for us” to “I was not seized by jealousy at all”?

Join authors S. Bear BergmanNatalie Zina WalschotsKai Cheng Thom, and Jenny Yuen for a special, heart-eyed edition of The City Imagines on the joys (and pitfalls) of relationships of all kinds and how each of us can build healthy, equitable relationships with those we love. Learn the hows and whys of ethical non-monogamy, relationship anarchy, and other nontraditional modes of romantic partnership.

Tune in live on YouTube to join the conversation and ask your own questions about all things love and anarchy.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm