Sharing in the personal thoughts and reflections of another bisexual person through a blog can be an intimate and powerful experience. If you’re uncomfortable with your bisexuality, then witnessing others confidently identifying as bi and expressing themselves openly on a blog can be really empowering.
Blogs can also help us to better understand our own bisexuality, providing us with the opportunity to recognise ourselves in the experience of others, and to learn about unfamiliar and different experiences as well.
Here are five of my favourites:
1) Eponymous Fliponymous – Patrick RichardsFink
A self-described ‘angry bisexual with a keyboard’, Patrick RichardsFink is one of the most articulate voices in the bi blogosphere. He covers the full gamut of bisexual issues, including identity, bisexual erasure and gender. I particularly like Patrick’s writing on the experience of bisexual men. Also check out his writing on biphobia, starting with this passionate post.
2) Bisexuality and Beyond – Sue George
Sue George has been blogging about bisexuality for nearly ten years, making hers one of the longest running bi blogs out there. A journalist by trade, Sue writes beautifully about a wide range of bisexual issues. I recommend taking some time to browse her substantial archive of posts, as many of her early posts remain relevant today.
Sue’s current focus is the experience of older bisexual people. Her excellent ‘Bi and Over 50’ interview series is well worth checking out.
Eloquent and thought-provoking, this blogger details his experience as a young bisexual man coming out to family, friends, and work colleagues. He writes about his efforts to reconcile his sexual orientation with his religion, and also reflects on sexuality and Bangladeshi society.
This is a blog providing valuable insights into bisexuality, religion and culture, but it’s also very good on the universal issues that we face as bisexuals, such as the process of self-acceptance.
This new blog established itself earlier this year with a great series of posts providing advice on how to set up a local bisexual group. Hannah also writes about biphobia and media depictions of bisexuality, as well as reflecting movingly on her experience of bisexuality, family life and bereavement. Her recent post on the lack of LGBT-specific sex education in schools is excellent.
5) Eliel Cruz
Eliel Cruz is a talented and prolific writer specialising in bisexuality, religion, media and culture. While Eliel doesn’t have a personal blog, he writes regularly online in The Advocate, Huffington Post and Mic. I especially like his articles which reflect on his own experience, such as this one on biphobia and this one on bisexual identity.