Being a bisexual woman myself, I am well accustomed to having awkward, and sometimes just plain rude, conversations with people who don’t understand – and don’t really want to understand – my sexuality. Bi-erasure is, unfortunately, incredibly common and a problem that seems to be regularly ignored. So, what is bi-erasure?Bi-erasure is the term for … Continue reading “Pick A Side” – Bi-erasure and What Not To Say To Bisexual People
Think: you’re sitting in a seminar and the seminar leader is calling out names, taking a quick register, when you hear a name you don’t recognise. There’s an awkward silence until someone finally raises their hand to say that that’s them – but that isn’t their name, and those aren’t their pronouns anymore. This is … Continue reading Preferred Pronouns and Avoiding Deadnames: What Can We Do?
I was recently speaking to a friend who is due to graduate this year, and one phrase from that conversation made me really sad and it has stuck with me: “I hope I can find a job despite everything.” “Despite everything” here means despite being gay. Even in the year 2022, there are people who … Continue reading Pride At Work – LGBT+ Employability
Rating: ★★★★★ Image is writer's own As an avid lover of musicals, I was so excited to hear that Moulin Rouge - The Musical was coming to The Piccadilly Theatre in London. The film version, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, won two Oscars, so I was interested and eager to see how it translated … Continue reading Spectacular, Spectacular – Moulin Rouge The Musical Review
Rating: ★★ https://youtu.be/odig_SfRgRA Written by Robin Hooper and currently playing at the Arcola Theatre, Broken Lad is an examination of masculinity, father and son relationships, and morality. The new comedy touches upon these subjects, and more, as we learn about the lead character, Phil, and his failing stand-up comedy career. Set above a pub in … Continue reading Masculinity in distress – a review of Broken Lad
It’s a sunny Saturday in September and I am incredibly excited. It’s moving day. After ten long years of delays, I am finally able to start university. I’m going to have the whole experience. I’m going to live in halls, go to Freshers Week, join societies - I am so incredibly excited to be here. … Continue reading Returning to education after a decade – what is it like to be a mature student?