Sharing Stories of Franklin Veaux's Misconduct
PRESENT STATUS OF PROCESS:

Six women have shared their experiences with the Survivor Support Pod so far. This form will serve as a way for additional survivors to share their experiences, be witnessed, contribute to a comprehensive picture of the harm done by Franklin Veaux in the polyamory and other communities, and (if desired) pursue healing and repair with one another and/or Franklin's accountability pod should he choose to convene one.

The only people who have full access to this form and its contents are Louisa Leontiades (who will review and compile form submissions) and Jakob Liljenwall (Louisa's administrative support). No one else will be reading these materials unless permission is explicitly granted by each individual who submits a story.

If this story and situation is unfamiliar to you, you can see the Survivor Support Pod's public statement here:

https://medium.com/@fv.survivor.pod/on-light-and-shadow-polyamorys-metoo-411e0275c2fe

We have already received stories about emotional abuse, patterns of dishonesty, gaslighting, sexual coercion, and professional and economic exploitation. You can share whatever feels relevant as far as highlighting incidents and behavioral patterns that are abusive, unhealthy, uncomfortable, and/or problematic if analyzed through a lens of power/privilege.

We believe that if Franklin is to change, and that our community is to heal and transform overall, silence is not a helpful tool. Even if it were, his repeated public comments on various online fora have taken silence off the table already. We must come together in transparency and a spirit of sharing to ensure that true accountability, not (as he has criticized) performative accountability, takes place.

Thus, we see this for as a tool to do the following:
1. Help people share their stories and be witnessed, knowing they've broken their silence
2. Inform the accountability processes from the survivor/impacted parties end of things
3. Help other survivors come forward and see that they’re not alone

We have created this Google Form as a method of collecting stories in an INDEPENDENT and COMPLEMENTARY way to the any methods Franklin's accountability pod might use, should he initiate a process. Submitting a story here means you are sharing it with the Survivor Support Pod which will have no direct communication with Franklin or any members he might recruit to a Pod. The Survivor Support Pod is concerned with the healing of survivors, not with initiating or overseeing an accountability process for Franklin. Should communication between two pods become necessary, the Survivor Support Pod has designated an intermediary to facilitate that communication.

Our core plan is to analyze the stories shared for patterns and behaviors as we make a list of healing actions and accountability requests, and there is also the possibility of creating a public space where some of the stories can be shared (with people's consent).

Louisa Leontiades is tasked with creating the narrative from the survivor accounts, in order that patterns of behaviour over decades can be more easily identified. All conversations with her are confidential. Your specific consent must be given to share the story with anyone outside of her and Jakob Liljenwall, who is administering the Survivor Pod Google account. Louisa also works to protect your story and your experience, by integrating supporting evidence, again with your consent.

You can read Louisa's statement on her role in this process here:

http://louisaleontiades.com/polyamorys-metoo

You can find general information about her work and approach here:

http://louisaleontiades.com/philosophy/

Louisa an be contacted directly about this project at survivorstory@louisaleontiades.com.

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Here's a space where you can share your story in as much or little detail as you prefer. We encourage you to give context/analysis of the behaviors you found to be a problem. *
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