Liberation of Bisexual Consciousness: Maneuvering Through Hostile Life Environments

  title={Liberation of Bisexual Consciousness: Maneuvering Through Hostile Life Environments},
  author={Barbara Gormley},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  pages={230 - 248}
  • B. Gormley
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Bisexuality
ABSTRACT Developing a healthy bisexual consciousness within an oppressive, monosexual society is difficult. The present article offers a framework for considering bi-consciousness utilizing the work of W. E. B. Du Bois (1903/1994) related to double consciousness in freed slaves and the work of Gloria Anzaldúa (1987/2012) about people indigenous to the border between Mexico and the United States. In the spirit of this autoethnographic tradition, the author's reflections on navigating hostility… 

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