dr herukhuti

It’s a process of de-humanization and psychic murder. Because what you’re doing is that you are denying the existence of the relationships that other human beings have with each other.

You’re picking and choosing of the people some one has loved, which one you will value. Which love of theirs you will value, which relationship you will value. And which one you will cast aside and discard.

It is psychic murder and it’s abuse. It’s about ignoring the ability for somebody to love in the way that they love.

— 

Dr. Herukhuti on bi erasure during the HuffingtonLive chat on “What Is It With Bisexuality?”

bi-yonce  asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you had any recommendations for books with a bisexual POC? I've yet to find any yet, thanks!

We have some!  Not as many as we’d wish for, but still here are a few good choices:

If you’re looking for a literary fiction coming of age story about a Egyptian girl moving to America, go with A Map of Home by Rhanda Jarrar

If you’d like a semi-autobiographical experimental punk novella of vignettes, try Corona by Bushra Rehman.

If you like fantasy series with multiple POC queer women including lesbian and bisexual women, try Shira Glassman’s The Second Mango (first of three).  

If you’d like a coming out YA romance with a bisexual Mexican boy in a multi-racial group cast, try Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez.

If you like YA novels, magic, and sexy bisexual Indonesian warlocks, try The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson.  

If you want a steampunk romance with a black bisexual man in the lead, try Prosperity by Alexis Hall.  

If you want to read a black bisexual woman talking about her life, politics, feminism, and history, go with Some of Us Did NOT Die: New and Selected Essays by June Jordan

If you like grotesque art and memoir graphic novels about growing up Cuban in the 90’s, try Spit and Passion by Christy R. Road.

If you’re looking for a more in-depth memoir about growing up Latina between Mexico and California, I’d try Barriers to Love by Marina Peralta.

If you want a truly intersectional look at bisexuality and feminism, go with Bi Notes For A Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

If you want a memoir of a powerful bisexual black man in media discussing his difficult and abusive childhood, go with Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Charles Blow.  

For more articles, books, poems, and perspectives on the intersection of bisexuality and POC, browse our POC tag.  Other bisexual POC writers include Roxane Gay, Samantha Irby, Margaret Cho, James Baldwin, and Dr. Herukhuti.

Happy reading!

- Sarah