I’ve been thinking a lot about structure. I always resist rigid schedules and insist on prioritizing flexibility, and in a lot of ways and cases that is very true. It’s become part of my identity. However, I write more when my days have clear structure, when I have predictable down time or transition time between work shifts or other responsibilities. This wasn’t something I had to worry too much about when I wasn’t working from home, but my relationship with structure has changed a lot in the last year and a half since I do everything in the same two rooms. I need structure to some degree, at least enough to have something to chafe against. I think that’s also part of my identity.
In last week’s episode of The Bi Pod, we talked to Anna Kochetkova, creator of the @biandprejudice Instagram space! It was delightful to chat with her about her bisexual identity, living in Russia and Australia, and her forthcoming book, Bi & Prejudice, which is about coming to terms with and exploring her bisexuality.
Bi & Prejudice - Anna’s book is available for preorder now! We’ve only seen the first couple of chapters, but we can’t wait to read the rest. We also recommend checking out the Bi & Prejudice Instagram page for bi+ content, community, and conversations.
Detransition, Baby - We’re a little late to the game, but if you haven’t read this book yet add it to your reading list! In Detransition, Baby Torrey Peters delves into some really messy nuances of queerness and queer relationships, and creates complex and compelling characters for us to follow.
No, Queer Women Aren't "Just Experimenting" - This article discusses an issue we’ve talked about on the podcast a few times: the harm that trivializing or dismissing queer exploration can cause, especially for women and AFAB (assigned female at birth) folks. It’s an affirming and informative read!
Last week, Christina guest-starred in the Casually Obsessed newsletter with an essay about her obsession with the album SUPERBLOOM, and this week Chelsee shared an essay about Only Murder in the Building.
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Chelsee & Christina