Category: News & Updates

Will You Show Up?

“What is important is not only how you identify, but also what you stand for. Will you show up? Will you advocate for the people around you who experience challenges and struggles that you may not be experiencing yourself? That’s what counts.” -Robyn Ochs

Activists Are Cultural Artists

“Activists are cultural artists. They envision a world that does not yet exist and then take action to bring that world into being” Robyn Ochs

“For about three decades, I was saying these things and doing this work, and I felt no one was listening, that nothing was changing. I don’t feel that way anymore. Things are changing. I feel we are moving forward, [and] I feel that there’s… Continue Reading “”

“It wasn’t until I finally began coming out to others that I realized how much I had been suffocating in my own silence.”  Robyn Ochs, LGBTQ Policy Journal

Robyn on using other labels in addition to ‘Bisexual’

Ochs said she added the word “queer” to her identity alongside bisexual in the 1990s, and recently added “pansexual,” too. “I see those three different words almost as describing: Is something blue, or is it turquoise or is it azure? I think that they… Continue Reading “Robyn on using other labels in addition to ‘Bisexual’”

Robyn Featured In Teen Vogue Piece, ‘Why Bisexual Women Are At A Higher Risk For Violence’

“People often mistake someone coming out as bisexual as a sexual invitation,” says Ochs. “When someone is simply sharing their identity, people think that they’re inviting them into the bedroom. “I had one girlfriend leave me because she was afraid I was going to… Continue Reading “Robyn Featured In Teen Vogue Piece, ‘Why Bisexual Women Are At A Higher Risk For Violence’”

refinery29 Quotes Robyn in Piece on the expansive definition of bisexual

“Rather than arguing over which word is better, I believe that bi- and pan-identified folks would be wise to pool our energy and resources to fight, instead, for the right to hold non-binary sexualities,” Ochs says. “There are so many people out there who… Continue Reading “refinery29 Quotes Robyn in Piece on the expansive definition of bisexual”

NBC News Quotes Robyn in Report on Bisexual Women, Transgender People’s Higher Levels of Poverty

“Bisexual people have a much harder time finding community and safe space,” Ochs explained, “…even when there’s an established LGBTQ community, it’s often not fully inclusive of bisexual-identified people.” Robyn Ochs, NBC News

Harvard Kennedy’s ‘LGBTQ Policy journal’ Interviews with Robyn

At the end of last year, Harvard Kennedy student Elizabeth Zwart interviewed Robyn for her “living queer history” assignment; the result was recently published in Harvard Kennedy’s LGBTQ Policy Journal. In the interview, they discussed the creation and evolution of the Boston Bisexual Women’s… Continue Reading “Harvard Kennedy’s ‘LGBTQ Policy journal’ Interviews with Robyn”

April 2020 Bookings

All of my events through May were cancelled due to COVID-19, so it looks like I’ll be spending this April at home instead of on the road. But, I am available virtually to give online talks or webinars! My Etsy shop BiProducts is also… Continue Reading “April 2020 Bookings”