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EDITORS: Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond 
PUBLISHER: Monstrous Regiment Publishing Ltd
PAGES: 165
: 9781916117914

The Bi-ble: New Testimonials

The Bi-ble, Volume 2

edited by Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond

Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood and criticised by both the straight community and the LGBTQ+ alike. We’re called fence-sitters, greedy, promiscuous, incapable of decisions or monogamy, or simply dismissed as non-existent like a stubborn urban legend. Bisexuals suffer both the abuse incurred for existence and the erasure that claims nonexistence: a half-life, a state of being and not being, simultaneously too gay and not gay enough.

Because of this and many other factors, the statistics for bisexual wellbeing are bleak – we are more likely to suffer from mental health issues, more likely to be closeted, at higher risk of domestic abuse and assault from partners, and even at higher risk of conditions like heart disease and addiction. It is time to dig into these issues and step out of the liminal space – into a full life where our voices and stories can be heard, and our identities declared valid.

Our books are not just for bisexuals, though we hope they will unite and inspire those of us who identify as such. Its writers identify as many things that fall under the bi+ umbrella. These anthologies are also an invitation to sharing and understanding – open books, so to speak, extending a discussion to other communities in the hope of learning more about each other and the beautiful, multifaceted, endlessly complex and individual world of sexuality. (Publisher’s copy)

  • Foreward by Kemah Bob
  • Bidentity by Rebecca Wojturska
  • The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had to Do by Vaneet Mehta
  • Erotic Computer: Janelle Monáe’s Black Queer Femme Representation and the Lens of Audre Lorde’s Writing by Jessica Brough
  • All the Things She Said by Annie Dobson
  • ‘Bisexual Woman Has Sex with Gay Man’: Not Such an Unusual Story by Alizée Pichot
  • Thank God for Straight Cis Male Artists! by Chay Collins
  • Zugehörigkeit: Where Do I Belong by T. Ludwig
  • When the Curtain Falls by Agnieszka Checka
  • ‘I Still Feel Like I Can’t Quite Be Myself’: Bisexual Students’ Experiences with Invisibility, Marginalization, and — Exclusion Within LGBTQ+ Camps Spaces by Jayna Tavarez
  • You, You and I by Arthur Walsh
  • Let’s Go Swimming: One Man’s Reflections on Being Gay and Bisexual by Simon Eilbeck
  • Coming Out in My Thirties by Sharan Dhaliwal
  • Bi, Single and Ready to Mingle: Why Representation of Bisexual Dating Matters by Katie Scott-Marshall
  • Mysteries of Eros: A Pansexual Awakening by Robert J. Holmes
  • Tapestries Woven in Many Threads: A Bisexual Intersection by Rosalind Smith
  • Land of the Lost Boys by D. Keaney
  • ‘Can’t Turn Off What Turns Me On’: St. Vincent and the Masseduction of Bisexual Style by a Certified Fan
  • How Louisa May Alcott Helped Me to Survive Being Outed by Jo Landon
  • A Man, A Cane, an Awkward Title: Adventures of a Bisexual, Disabled, Genderqueer Writer by Sandra Alland
  • References


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