Bi+ Identities and Belonging: Conversations With Womxn and Nonbinary Folx in Long-Term Heterosexual-Presenting Relationships
thesisposted on 23.05.2021, 13:11 by Autumn Fazari
The purpose of this study is to explore the different ways in which bi+ womxn and non-binary folx in heterosexual-presenting relationships find belonging and community in the context of their bi+ identities. Using narrative interviews and the creation of artwork, the narratives of two womxn and one non-binary person between the ages of 21 and 27 were asked to discuss their lived experiences as queer folx in long-term, straight-passing relationships. The result is a compilation of stories of life-long resistance and joy as they navigate the in-betweens that come with bi+ identities. This research challenges social workers to think beyond traditional social work practice, looking to dedicated formal and informal inclusive bi+ supports in communities.