Editor’s Note: Out at Work

Jun 19, 2021 | 2020 Fall - Out at Work, Editor's Note

Dear Community,

I mentioned on a Zoom call that the theme of this issue would be Out at Work (or Not). My friend, who subscribes to this publication, thought I had said the theme was “out of work (or not)”—a sign of the times we are living in.

This is another “Out at Work (or Not)” issue. The last was in Spring 2016. It’s an important topic. Whether to come out, and—if yes— how best to do so, is a question we must ask throughout our careers every time we switch jobs, teams, or projects. As bi+ people, it doesn’t suffice to simply mention a same-gender partner or a different-gender one. This will simply lead people to think we are lesbian or straight. To be understood as bi, we have to come out.

We hope the various perspectives shared by our writers on this subject are helpful to you.

Contributors to this issue hail from South Korea, the Netherlands, France, Spain, and various parts of the United States. We’re also delighted to feature some local Boston-area talent: in these pages you will find an interview with Julie Morgenlender about her new book, The Things We Don’t Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths; Carol Moses shares her writing and visual art; Emma writes about volunteering with queer elders; and Aurora shares her experience serving in the U.S. military.

Enjoy! ~Robyn

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