Editor’s Note

Sep 1, 2021 | 2021 Fall - Bodies, Editor's Note

Dear Community,

The prompt for this issue was: “bodies—our own bodies, our embodied connections, body image, gendered bodies, health and (dis)ability, socially distanced bodies, virtual bodies, changing bodies, attraction, and sexuality. Share your reflections on embodied experiences through personal stories, poetry, artwork, or opinion pieces.”

Submissions—most of them poems—poured in, to the extent that we recruited three guest editors—all poets/creatives themselves—just to review poetry. Thanks to Jo-Anne Carlson, Robin Renée, and Jan Steckel for helping with this issue.

Also in these pages: a comic by Hilary Thomas; stunning artwork by Ara-Lucia; reviews of Carmen Machado’s The Dream House, Jen Winston’s Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much, and the HBO show Hacks; and Chilean Estefania Sepúlveda tells her story, and that of the BBB Podcast in our “Around the World” feature.

Finally, very good news: Bi Women Quarterly is now an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and our new website is up and running—and beautiful. We are grateful to Michelle Wheeler of PSM Marketing for her design genius, and to Alexa Beckstein, our intern, who spent the summer tweaking, linking, tagging, organizing, and getting BiWomenQuarterly.com ready for your enjoyment.

~Robyn and Katelynn

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