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The Premise
The 'Ohana Family
'Ohana is about a polyfamily. Their birth families have largely rejected them for one reason or another so they have forged their own family.
The Garden
The 'Ohana polyfamily resides in a community known as the Garden, named because all of the street names and such are the names of plants. The Garden prides itself on being a safe and tolerate place for anyone who just wants to live their lives and not hurt anyone.




I'm still not sure precisely where the Garden is located as my characters have not yet informed me. I'm pretty sure they are in the United States, north of somewhere, in a place where it gets cold and icy in winter. Which leaves a lot of possibilities open.

The Characters
The 'Ohana Family
Lakeisha Dubois: Homosexual woman of African and French ancestry.
Natasha “Nat” Cho: Bisexual female of Korean and Russian ancestry.
Fatima Sami “Sammy” Bashir: Pansexual female genderfluid person of Pakistani ancestry.
Pedro Enrique Salvadore Lopez: Asexual man of Mexican ancestry.
Martin Baxter Wright: Demisexual male of German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

Other Garden Residents
Margaret Ryan: Homosexual woman of Irish ancestry.
Beatrice Smith: Homosexual male-to-female transgender woman of English ancestry.
Patrick “Pat” Ryan-Smith: Male child of English and Irish ancestry.
Nicholas “Nikki” Ryan-Smith: Male child of English and Irish ancestry.
George Theodore Jackson: Heterosexual man of African ancestry.
Jaime Winona Jackson: Female child of African and European ancestry.
Jessica Smith: Woman of English ancestry.

Other Characters
Indira Chandra: Female of Indian ancestry.
Montel Dubois: Man of African and French ancestry.

General Trigger Warning
The members of the 'Ohana polyfamily as well as other residents of the Garden have had and continue to have content with some serious issues including but not limited to: homophobia, transphobia, bigotry, racism, sexism, birth family rejection, negative self-image, past suicide attempts, depression, death of loved ones, and abuse.

More exact warnings will be issued with pieces where such topics and more occur.

Characters' current environment is safe and supportive but please consider your head space and triggers before reading.

The Story
In what is, more or less, chronological order:

The 'Ohana Polyfamily

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith"'Ohana" - An linked acrostic poem about the family members. No set time period.

Love In Silence” – Sometimes love can be expressed without words. Inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer .

Amour de Soi” – Loving yourself can be hard. Inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith .
Warning!: References to attempted suicide, poor-self image, and other assorted bits of bad tape.

A Net of Promises” – A prompt made by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith  during January 2016 Thank Muse Its Friday session resulted in a free-verse poem about a family's decision to have children.


The Other Garden Families

A Father's Love” – George is a father. Inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] kay_brooke .
Warning!: Death of a loved one (not the child), grieving.

Domesticity” – Margaret, a cis woman, and Beatrice, a trans woman, are happily married with children. Inspired by a prompt from 
[personal profile] chanter_greenie .

Goofy Socks” – The Garden Community Home Skills Club is now in session. Inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer .

Others In 'Ohana / The Gardens

Felt Like A Broken Promise” – A prompt made by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer  during January 2016 Thank Muse Its Friday session resulted in the free-verse poem about a young man and the beginning of his re-connection to a lost family member.
Warning!: Deals with homophobia and birth-family rejection.


 

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