(Cross-posted from my blog)
One of the highlights of exhibiting at the Emerald City Comic-Con for me was getting to be a speaker on the Beyond Categories: Non-Binary Sexuality panel!
Randall Kirby, Leia Weathington, Charles “Zan” Christensen, Ellen Forney, Jason Thompson and myself gathered together to discuss having bi/pan/queer sexualities in a monosexual world where both the straights and the gays don’t accept you (or straight up view you as The Enemy) and our experiences with biphobia– all with a healthy dose of dick jokes and wise-crackin’.
The anthology on non-binary sexuality that Zan is putting together through his publishing house, Northwest Press, is titled “Anything That Loves”, look for it in July.
(The video may take a bit longer than normal to load because I accidentally made the file gigantic? Try unselecting “HD” in the bottom right hand corner and also I’m a cartoonist not a video editor sorry I have no idea how to do anything! ;)
Ahh!! BLESS THIS POST
So a bit of backstory: Yesterday I decided to
torture myself listen to an episode of the Savage Love podcast dedicated to bisexuality (they had a “guest expert”! I had high hopes!), and you may or may not have witnessed my increasingly bewildered (see: enraged) live-tweeting of the whole thing. I was really riled up about some of the (imo) ignorant, misleading, and genuinely hurtful things said in the episode.
GOOD NEWS THOUGH, swooping in to save my day was this wonderful panel from Emerald City Comic Con discussing non-binary sexuality as it relates to comics, media, and life in general. The panelists, moderator, and audience questions were all SO thoughtful and intelligent and EXACTLY what I feel people need to hear about this topic. So do please give it a listen if you’re able!
I don’t really get on my soapbox often, but here I go(!!) in order to applaud everyone involved in this amazing panel. Thank you for putting it together and thank you for sharing your stories and insight to the rest of us!