From Your Editor: Mental Health

Jul 9, 2021 | 2014 Spring - Mental Health, Editor's Note

The theme of this issue of Bi Women is “Mental Health.” Recent research shows that women who identify as bi engage in risk behaviors at a higher rate and have poorer health outcomes than do heterosexuals or even – on some indices – lesbians. What’s going on here?

In these pages, Hannah Johnson, Mariah Cruz, Julie Morgenlender, Jane Barnes and Marcia Diehl share their personal stories around mental health. Harrie Farrow approaches things from a different angle, strategizing solutions for the mental health challenges faced by bi women.

Austin Bay of the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project discusses domestic violence within bi communities. And there are two interviews: I speak with Los Angeles-based psychologist and bi activist Mimi Hoang about her research about bisexuality, strategies for finding a bi-affirming therapist, and more. And Petra Magno tells her personal story of growing up bi in the Philippines.

Laura Berol reviews My Education by Susan Choi. There’s also Ask Tiggy, News Briefs, Reader Feedback and a rich calendar of events.

And finally, the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) is hosting its first ever Bisexual Health Awareness Month in March, so this issue is
– coincidentally – well-timed. You can find more about this at

I hope you enjoy this issue.


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