Bi Women Quarterly

Dear Reader,

This theme of the new Winter 2018 issue of Bi Women Quarterly is “What I Want.” Readers were asked: “Have you ever taken a moment to reflect on what you want – what you really want?”

On this theme, we present poetry by Casey Lawrence, Jo-Anne Carlson, Courtney Carola, Samantha Pious, Jane Barnes, and Michelle-Marie Gilkeson; and prose by NekoFirefoxy, Julie Petry, Martina Robinson, Nat Dahl, Karen Remaley and Carlotta Lami.

In the Around the World column, Hilde Vossen reports back on bi activism at the ILGA Europe Conference. We also offer our usual staples: Advice from A Rose Bi and our Calendar. Why Not Both Co has provided a new comic. And there’s a short piece on “Bi+ Representation in Television.” Dr. Renate Baumgartner writes this issue’s Research Corner on “Imagining Bisexual Futures.”

I’m in this issue far more than usual: there’s the cover story, about actor Sara Ramirez winning a Trailblazer Award from NY’s LGBT Community Center, which I had the honor of presenting to her. I include Sara’s speech and mine. There’s also a write-up about a Community Leadership Award I received from the Bisexual Resource Center.

I’d like to recognize Gail Zacharias, Charlotte Alger, LB Klein, and all of the other folks whose volunteer work makes this publication possible.

Finally, readers: we would like to hear from you. The themes for the next two issues will be “Chosen Family” and “Bodies.” Check out our call for submissions and submission guidelines on our website, and please consider submitting something. Feel free to send in letters to the editor, or to suggest themes for upcoming issues.

And of course, we welcome [read: NEED] your donations to help us continue to get Bi Women Quarterly out to the world.

Read the Bi Women Quarterly here.

Warm regards from Boston,

Robyn Ochs



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