Reviews Elsewhere – Bi The Way by Lois Shearing
I came across this review on the Scene website, and I wanted to share it with you because one of the things we know is that LGBTQ+ folks are more likely to deal with mental health issues, and also suffer a higher rate of suicide. So while the book is about being Bi, and not directly about mental health, during Suicide Prevention Week I think it’s important to share resources for groups who often struggle with seeing their own stories told. Based on the review, I think this book seems like exactly that type of thing, a voice of an underserved group.
This excellent well thought out and balanced book is a much-needed addition to easy to access books around bi, pan and queer experience. Author Shearing is to be congratulated on the dedication and attention to detail that marks this book out. It works as an introduction to ‘being Bi’ and anthology of authentic Bi experience, examinations of sexuality, gender and intimacy through a Bi lens. Exploration of relationships & language and how being Out Bi can change depending on who and where you are.
As I have said before, the best way we can help LGBTQ+ folks is to accept who they are, and sharing their voices is one way to help.