Why Bi+ Representation On-Screen Matters When Thinking About Intimate Partner Violence

Content warning: domestic violence, sexual violence, bi+ erasure, biphobia By Sarah Karerat Representation — and in many cases, the lack thereof —  has real-world effects. We’ve heard this countless times, yet have we thought critically about how far-reaching the impact of representation truly is? Consider the high rates of violence that the bi+ community faces. […]

The Changing Tide: My Experiences with Conducting Bisexual Health Research

By Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bartelt, MPH As a doctoral student at the Indiana University Center for Sexual Health Promotion, I am lucky enough to have many one-of-a-kind experiences, from traveling to conferences to present research to sharing meals with my intellectual heroes, but my favorite by far is being able to conduct important research on bisexual […]

Can You See Us Now? New Research Publication Helps to Shed Scientific Light on Bisexual Health

Indiana University researcher Brian Dodge, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the School of Public Health-Bloomington, and Wendy Bostwick, associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, recently guest edited a special section of Archives of Sexual Behaviorfocusing on bisexual health research. This is the first time the journal has dedicated a […]

#BiHealthMonth is Back!

By Michael Monroe It’s nearly March and the Bisexual Resource Center is gearing up to launch the 6th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth). This critical social media campaign lasts throughout the month and is dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for resources, and action focused on […]

Bisexuals and Mental Health

By Neelima Until fairly recently, mental health and mental problems were not viewed as legitimate health concerns, but rather were seen as a lack of will on the part of the sufferer to get over something. Science has taught us better: we know that illnesses such as depression and anxiety are often caused by chemical […]

Functional and Living, with Anxiety

By Theresa Tyree I’m not sure how to start this. What are we even calling anxiety these days? Is it an invisible illness? A mental health condition? A hormonal imbalance? A differently-abled condition? A disability? There are so many words for this thing I live with, but no matter which ones I use, it never […]

My Life, My Labels

By Julie Morgenlender Our world is filled with assumptions about labels. We like to assume that we know what labels others apply to themselves. We all do it to some extent, and it becomes a problem when we insist on it, when we don’t accept the labels that people have chosen for themselves. Now, some […]

Claiming My Labels

By Elizabeth M. Mechem When dealing with my ADHD, I find myself encountering many of the same issues I do when dealing with my sexuality. I have experienced outright dismissal and ridicule when opening up about being bisexual. In the same manner, I have experienced dismissal and ridicule when talking about having ADHD. This has […]

Society giveth, society taketh away, and maybe society giveth again

By Julie Morgenlender What do you think about as you head down the street? Maybe what to eat for dinner, something that happened at work today, the latest news headlines? Or maybe you think about how safe you are, if someone might attack you for who you are, or how to navigate a flight of […]