Submitted by megan on Thu, 07/08/2010 - 16:40
Identity has been on my mind a lot lately.
A while ago now, maybe almost a year, I went to a workshop at Venus Envy by Charlie Glickman about non-monogamy. As an aside, near the end, he described himself as bisexual.
It was like someone had watered me. Man, I hadn't heard that word in a long, long time. I had and have been referring to myself as queer for a long time. I'm not sure when bi faded out of my personal lexicon, but it had. And fuck, I hadn't realized how much I missed it.
For a long time I've been wanting to write about how sexual orientation, desire, practice and politics all mix for me. Because it's my blog, but because I think we don't often open up the seams of identities that appear to be sewn neatly shut.
There are about a half dozen false starts sitting in my drafts folder. I can't finish them. I'm not even entirely sure why.
I got hooked on writing this blog because writing about the stuff that's happened to me made me feel so much less alone in it. I've felt a bit stalled here lately.
Maybe it's time to shake that up a bit. So I'm going to try to write about this stuff. It may not be eloquent or well structured, but I will try my best to make it honest.