The Bi-ble: Essays on Bisexuality, Volume 1

The Bi-ble: Essays on Bisexuality, Volume 1


Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and gay communities alike. This selection of intersectional bi voices has come together to share their stories, helping bi voices be heard and identities seen. It’s time to stand up and spread the good word.


Edited by Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond


Essays include:

  • Foreword by author Lauren James
  • Going Either Way by Chitra Ramaswamy
  • Decline to Answer: Why I’m Making My ‘Invisible’ Bisexuality Your Business by Lisa-Marie Ferla
  • Sexual Assault and Gender: Reflections on a Double Standard by Codi Coday
  • Photographs: Thoughts on Self-harm, Self-worth, and Self-image by Eleanor Reid
  • Growing Up Without ‘Queer’ by Rosy Glen
  • Stuck in the Middle: Being Bi and Non-binary by Robert O’Sullivan
  • California Here I Come: How The O.C. Helped Me Understand My Bisexual Identity by Lauren Vevers
  • Defining Terms: How I Finally Started Listening to My Brain and Body by Kathryn Lesko
  • ‘Not Like That, Like This’: Bisexuality, Sex, and Chronic Illness by Alice T
  • Privilege and Privation: Experiences of Assumptions When Dating Different Genders by Jo Ross-Barrett
  • However It Came to Be: On Being Both Trans and Bisexual [Comic] by Naomi J Carroll
  • Five Times I Felt Invisible as a Bisexual Fan (And One Time I Didn’t) by Sarah Barnard
  • A Place to ‘B’: Queer Found Families by Laura Clay 97
  • Girlfriend Wanted: Bisexuals Need Not Apply by Viola Orson
  • On Being Black and Bi-furious by Jayna Tavarez
  • Honorary Lesbian: It’s a Straight Man’s World by Adam Reilly
  • Jigsaw: On Bisexual Representation in LGBTQ+ History by Mel Reeve
  • FML: Fix My Life – Male Mental Health and Coming Out by Joseph Guthrie
  • Revelations: On Sex, Sexuality, and Religion by Dany Carter


'This gorgeous collection of personal essays about love, desire, and living your difference opens windows onto the bisexual experience and ..carves out much-needed space to thoughtfully consider the bewildering and beautiful B in LGBTQ+’ – Emer O’Toole


‘Shrew and Unflinching’ – The Wee Review


‘There’s not enough published on bisexual lives and experience in the UK. The Bi-ble was a welcome change and one of our bestsellers last year.’ – Gay’s The Word Bookshop


‘[Crowdfunding’s] potential for lifting marginalised voices into the spotlight is realised.’ – DIVA Magazine


‘If you’re bisexual yourself, or just looking to learn more from others’ lives, this is a great place to start.’ – CharlotteReadsThings


‘It’s a crying shame to think that the LGBT+ community are silenced as frequently as they are, but what Monstrous Regiment are trying to do here is give a voice to bisexuals, and make other Beautiful Bis feel represented.’ – A Novel Idea

  • Details

    Imprint: Monstrous Regiment Publishing

    Edition: Paperback, 2nd Revised

    Publication: 14 Jun. 2019

    ISBN: 978-1916117907

    Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm

    Pages : 196