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The silencing of bisexual people of colour

The number of times people have explicitly or implicitly let me know that if i would just shut up about being bi in terms of politics, oppression, liberation, connected struggles etc….. that they would ‘tolerate’ me.  Gay, lesbian, het. All of you.

The number of times people have explicitly /implicitly let me know that if i’d just shut up about being brown…. ditto. White people, I’m looking right at you here. And some poc who would rather not ‘rock the boat’ and hate anyone who does.

Let’s just say that if I had a fiver for every time, I’d never have ended up homeless.

I would probably still be as isolated/fucked over/sick of humanity – my  chronic health conditions are largely trauma/extreme stress response things, so i’d probably have most of that.

But I would have been doing it from atop a biiiiiiiiiiiigg pile of cash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIAXG_QcQNU