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 […]

Bisexuality & Disability: Some Connections

By Robyn Ochs Bisexualities and disabilities are identities that carry negative stigma in the United States (and beyond). They are misunderstood, maligned, and are “labels of primary potency” (Allport, 1986), identities which are seen to be of such significance that they overshadow our other identities and are thus assigned disproportionate importance. I see parallels between […]

Advice From A. Rose Bi

An avid BWQ reader herself, A. Rose Bi proudly identifies as a bisexual woman. She currently lives in New England with her lazy spirit animal, a Siberian cat named after CJ Cregg. In addition to being an out bi woman, A. has a degree in Cognitive Science, has completed trainings for LGBTQ+ and sexual assault […]

On Being a Full-time Part of the Solution

By Apphia K. Every day, I am thankful for the work I have been given the opportunity to do. This is how I start my day. I intentionally thank the universe for guiding me to make the right decisions, to be able to be in the exact spot that I find myself in. This means […]

Violence & Recovery Resources

Updated April 18, 2022 List compiled by LB Klein The National Sexual Assault Hotline can connect anyone in the US with their local rape crisis center via 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), 24/7/365. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides similar 24/7/365 support for anyone facing abuse in a relationship and has interpreter services available in 170 languages. Their […]

The Things They Don’t See

By Julie Morgenlender The thing about invisibility is, you can choose, if you want, to “pass.” If you “pass,” then you face less discrimination in specific areas, like at job interviews or just in the world in general. But then, if you “pass,” you get mistaken for the majority. You don’t get the protections you […]