Our 20/20 episode aired last night, and I’m quite happy with how it came out. You can watch the episode on Hulu or on ABC’s site. If you appreciate the work that went into it, you can leave a positive comment on the article that accompanies the video segment.
I did this because I wanted to give mainstream America a peek at a healthy, happy, thriving circle of poly families. It’s my hope that we’ve done just that, and that this is a step toward a future where news shows won’t want to do segments on how “kooky” polyamory is, because it’s just a thing some people do. I am fairly confident positive portrayals on TV can make a difference, and I’m grateful to ABC for their approach in this one.
My great thanks go out to ABC, 20/20 and in particular anchor Elizabeth Vargas and our producers Marc and Michael. I felt they gave a respectful, balanced portrayal of our family life and relationships.
I’m also grateful beyond words to the family, friends and loved ones who appeared in the segment: thank you for your courage and wisdom. To those who counseled me off-screen, practiced interviews, loaned me pretty things to wear (thanks mom!), hosted the viewing party, recorded the show and were there when I needed a hand to hold or a kind word: thank you from the bottom and the top and every in between part of my heart. This couldn’t have happened without each of you.
Finally, thank you to everyone who has offered kind words of encouragement or thanks in comments on these posts and elsewhere. You keep me coming back to this work, and afloat when it feels like I’ll drown in it.
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