Editor’s Notes: On Bi+ Week 2020

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I was already in the midst of planning the first outlines of this week of content when a spate of very silly and very tired bisexual takes rolled through the discourse — whether it was the ~validity~ of bisexual women (what does that even mean? I've always wondered!) or what we're like to date, it felt like we were in an unforgiving spotlight just as I was trying to think about how to best celebrate us. It didn't feel great, and specifically felt weirdly anachronistic; after a summer defined by new horizons I hadn't dared to imagine possible, it was so bizarre to somehow be sitting through the same conversations I felt like we were having back in 2010.

Another way of looking at it, though, I guess is that another thing we were rem...

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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

Rachel has written 1142 articles for us.