Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World

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Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, edited by Robyn Ochs and Sarah E Rowley, is an international anthology of personal writings by people from 32 different countries, ranging in age from 15-79. As quoted below, "This book literally puts a face on bisexual identity" and includes voices from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, D...more
Paperback, 269 pages
Published May 31st 2005 by Bisexual Resources Center
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Wonderful collection of short autobiographical essays on bisexual issues. It gives a wonderful worldwide perspective that challenges the predominant Western and American biases in our movement. Also comes with a wonderful resource guide.
I was not a big fan of this book. It had some interesting personal accounts, reflections, essays, poems and stories from bisexuals. However, after the first few pages the redundancy was unbearable. There is definitely room for variety. Also, you could tell the author was struggling to get submissions. Some of the testimonials were only a few lines of stories already told.
What I did like about this book was that there were stories from bisexuals representing different countries around the world....more
I enjoyed the first edition of this book (which I was not in), but (naturally) I enjoyed the second edition of it (which I am in) even more. I was particularly interested by the large number of new personal narratives from bisexual people in countries other than the U.S., Canada and Britain, where the majority of the original pieces came from. Most of these people aren't writers, but their stories are still illuminating. If you're bisexual, have a bisexual friend or family member you want to und...more
The book came out in 2005, but I wrote my piece in it in 2003. As you can imagine, my thoughts on sexuality have shifted over the years. But I'm still happy that I got the chance to put forth questions of internalized biphobia, wanting to call myself queer instead of bi, and just not liking or fitting a sexual orientation binary.

The book itself has over 100 contributors from 32 different countries and deals with many many different perspectives and experiences of being bi.
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