Decolonizing Love

14jan20:0022:00Decolonizing LoveOyaEvent OverVirtual Event20:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorOya (she/they)CategoryPolyamory Conference Day 2


(Sunday) 20:00 - 22:00





Event Details


This workshop aims to explore the historical influences of colonization on our perceptions of love, relationships, and non-monogamy, and how to decolonize these constructs for more inclusive and authentic connections. Participants will break down Eurocentric norms of love, such as monogamy and nuclear families.

They will also discuss how colonial languages have shaped the way we describe love and relationships. Participants will be put into groups so they can brainstorm alternative, culturally sensitive terms for non-monogamous relationships.


This event is part of the “Love is Polytical” 2024 Conference for Ethical & Intersectional Polyamory/Non-Monogamy and can be purchased as a solo event or part of our day or full conference tickets. 


Event Details

Date & Time:  January 14, 2024, 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: discussion (virtual)


Language: English

Minimum knowledge level: –

What to bring:

Class recording: yes, the recording will be available for 30 days to the conference participants.


Accessibility Note

The workshop and discussion are held in spoken English with automated captions in English which are provided by Zoom. Communication within the class can be had via chat but also people can come on mic and speak. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance, i.e. someone reading out the chat, etc, please message us at beforehand. 


What else to know

After your successful ticket purchase, you will be sent an email with the Zoom login data for this event.

If you cannot afford this event, please check the ticket option “solidarity” for reduced ticket prices. If that is still too much or they are out of stock, feel free to send us a message via


Oya (she/they)

Oya (she/they) is a Ph.D. candidate in gender studies, originally from Haiti and the Central African Republic, now based in France. A sexotherapist by training, Oya now runs a consulting practice AFROSOMA for individuals, or institutions seeking to deepen their understanding of Kink and sexuality from a Pan-African and Queer perspective. Offering a mix of sexology, ethnographic work, somatic practices, and mindfulness.

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