Content Warning: chronic illness ableism

Many bi folks (especially bi folks on tumblr) live with some sort of chronic illness - physical, mental or combination of both. Both being bi and chronically ill shape our identities and our experiences. They influence the way we navigate bi and general LGBTQ+ spaces and communities. So, this time we’d like to discuss what it means to bi and chronically ill and what we can do to make sure we’re including and supporting chronically ill members of our communities.

Below are some questions you can talk about, but also feel free to share any thoughts on the topic. We want to hear from all of you!

  • If you’re chronically ill, what does being bi and chronically ill mean for you? How do being bi and chronically ill make up part of your overall identity?
  • How does being chronically ill and bi influence each other and your daily life?

If you’re chronically ill, how do you participate and feel in the bi community? If you’re not chronically ill, what do you do/can do to make sure that chronically ill bi folks are supported and included in our communities and events?

  • This topic will be open for 2 weeks, ending on March 15.

How this works:

-Create a new post about this topic, tag it #bitalks as the FIRST tag (after the 5th tag, it won’t show up in the tag)

  • We will reblog the posts (except biphobic stuff if that arises), and quality commentary/responses as well (sometimes we miss stuff, so if you want to make sure we reblog your commentary, shoot us a message with the link to it)!

  • We will create a masterpost when this topic closes and credit to tumblr usernames unless otherwise noted in your post.

  • Please tag trigger warnings as necessary.
  • You can also submit your #bitalks posts to Bitopia Magazine. You can do so by e-mailing them: Note that you have to be at least 18 years old to do this.

Thank you!