So on Sunday the 3rd of February I went to see Hayley Kiyoko with one of my absolute best friends, Louis!
She was so great – her voice sounded exactly like it does on her album, and the choreography was on point. She seems to genuinely care about her fans, too – at one point she stopped the show completely because a security guard kept shining his flashlight into people’s faces. (A lot of people also threw bras onto the stage, which I thought was hilarious. I didn’t know people still did that!!)
Anyway, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about one of the topics I am most passionate about – bisexual representation! (Particularly in the Year of our Lord 20biteen). I’ve written about being bisexual before, as well as put together a list of some of my favourite books which have bisexual characters. I’ve also got a Goodreads shelf of bisexual books! (Go on and add me on Goodreads if you haven’t already!)
Ben @ Ace of Bens put together a brilliant list of bisexual books that are releasing in 2019! I didn’t even realise that some of these books had bi characters/protagonists, so I would definitely check that out!
Ben, Tay Stay On The Page and Madalyn @ Novel Ink have also put together a pun-tastic blogging event called On A Case Bi Case Basis: What “Bi” Means To Me. Bisexual and/or biromantic bloggers are coming together to talk about being bi, and I am super excited to read all of the different answers! I might be sending in my own, I’m not sure.
Author Christina Neuwirth has pledged to only read books by bisexual authors this year, and/or books about bisexual/non-monosexual attraction. I think this is an awesome goal! Although I don’t think I could read only bisexual books, because I read over 100 books a year, I would definitely love to do a month of just reading bisexual books, or something like that! Some of the books she intends to read include:
- Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
- Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
- Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
I guess I just have a couple questions for you, regarding some potential bi content! Would you like me to discuss a bit more about my experiences of being bi? Or interview some authors about representing bisexuality/non-monosexual sexualities in books? I’m thinking about maybe reviewing some movies with bisexual characters in them – would you be interested in that? Let me know!