How fairy tales failed me | Rachel Anne Kieran, Psy.D. | TEDxKennesawStateUniversity

What messages do fairy tales give us about how relationships work or what relationships are okay? The immense variety of ways in which human beings manage romantic interpersonal relationships is only beginning to break through expectations about relationships that fail to prepare us for the difficulties of making an adult relationship work. This discussion is about the many ways in which human beings experience relationships. And some ideas that nontraditional relationships might have for those fairy tale folks – what monogamy can learn from something else…

An Atlanta-area therapist with knowledge and experience in the areas of sexual, gender and relational diversity. Kieran provides individual therapy that is LGBTQIQ-affirmitive, sex-positive, polyamory-friendly and kink-knowledgeable. In addition to therapy services, Kieran also often provide talks and lectures on a variety of topics, most often on sexual, gender and relational diversity. These may be to other mental health professionals, or to the public.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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