The theme of this issue is “Parenting While Bi+” Writers were asked to tell us about their experiences with parenting and/or their journey toward parenting. How has their bi+ identity shaped these experiences? What challenges and hopes do they have, and how have bi+ communities mattered in this part of their lives? We also invited people to reflect on their decision not to be a parent, and on creative and nontraditional ways to “parent.”
The #bihive came through! With essays, fiction, and poetry, we cover a wide array of subjects and experiences. We received an avalanche of submissions—these are just some of the high-quality submissions that came in.
On a separate note, we wish to thank the 67 donors who made our first-ever Give OUT Day fundraising campaign a success. We are grateful to to our new intern Josephine Kelly, who coordinated the entire campaign single-handedly. Josephine is the reason we exceeded our $5000 fundraising goal.
And finally, if you look at the bottom of this (and every) page, you will see that this issue is Volume 40, Number 4. This means that we are completing our 40th year of publication! I’ve been involved with the Boston Bisexual Network (which hosted BWQ for its first 38+ years) since it began in 1983. We’ve adapted and survived and thrived on a miniscule budget, and we have been a lifeline to many. I am proud to have been part of this project for the past 40 years, and I look forward to our future.
If you are interested in sending us a birthday gift, you can do so at BiWomenQuarterly.com/donate.
Enjoy the read!