meet your 2022 polyamorous pride flag selection committee below.
first, here's how the committee works.
the 2022 polyamory pride flag selection committee consists of seven non-monogamous people from around the world. each has been hand-picked based on nominations from polyamorous people like you.
they've volunteered their time and energy to this effort.
this is not design by committee.
although the committee will be evaluating, providing feedback, and selecting from a group of new polyamorous pride flag designs, they will not themselves be designing the flags.
each candidate will have been created by an individual designer, ensuring a cohesive and definitive image. committee members may provide critique and direction, but the designer themselves will be responsible for interpreting the committee's responses.
they will not unanimously agree.
the level of diversity and differing points of view represented on the committee will mean it's unlikely they'll reach a unanimous decision on which designs go to the public vote in november.
instead, they'll decide by simple majority, narrowing the candidate pool to six or fewer of the strongest, most exciting flag designs.
committee members know their stuff.
those on the committee each have years of experience living, learning, and experiencing non-monogamy and polyamory—from relationship anarchy to polyfidelity and everything in between. between them, they've spent decades educating themselves and others about consensual non-monogamy and alternative relationship orientations.
they will assess each design's connection to and representation of polyamory and non-monogamy with their personal and professional experiences in mind.
crystal byrd farmer
Crystal Byrd Farmer is an engineer turned educator from Gastonia, North Carolina. She is founder of Gastonia Freedom School, serves as a board member with the Foundation for Intentional Communities and the BIPOC Intentional Community Council, and is on the editorial review board for and contributes to Communities Magazine. Her book The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization was published in 2020. Crystal is passionate about encouraging people to change their perspectives on diversity, relationships, and the world.
who's eligible to sit on the committee?
in order to be considered for a committee appointment, candidates must:
by natural identity or active choice.
have a history of activism, advocacy,
or other labor
which centers on or advances the visibility, normalization, and/or rights of polyamorists and non-monogamists.
by their non-monogamous community and peers.
we're dedicated to ensuring the committee represents a wide range of diverse identities: