From your Editor: Voices of Youth

May 1, 2012 | 2012 Spring - Voices of Youth, Editor's Note

Dearest Reader,

We are delighted to present this “Voices of Youth” issue, featuring the voices of women, the youngest of whom is 16, all of whom are first-time contributors.

Readers were asked: “What is it like to be you? How did you come to identify as bi, pansexual or fluid? Where did you learn about bisexuality? Was there a Gay/ Straight Alliance in your high school? Are your friends accepting of your identity? What about your family? Do you have any role models? Are you a role model? Where do you get support? Are you an activist? What advice would you give to other young people who think they might be bi, pansexual or fluid?”

Our regular feature “Bisexual Women Around the World” includes two stories this time: Menon from India and Mel from Singapore.

Anna Chase, Ludi Valentine, Mel McConachie, Lyndsie Bennett and Jessica G. provide the core of this issue, with their personal perspectives.

Faith Cheltenham reflects upon A Year Straight: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Lesbian Beauty Queen by Elena Azzoni. There’s also an article from college student Bridget Siegel about her experience of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s annual activism conference, Creating Change, an extended News Briefs column, and Tiggy’s advice column. And the newsletter, as always, completes the newsletter with a jam-packed calendar of upcoming events in Boston and beyond.

In our Summer 2012 issue, expect the return of Jennifer Taub’s Bi Research Corner, and the final installment of Jess Wells’ “The See-Saw Family.”

Enjoy this newsletter, and please consider adding your voice and/or artwork to the next issue of Bi Women. And if you are in or near the Boston area, we hope you will join us at one of our brunches on March 25, April 22 and/ or May 5.

– Robyn

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