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November 30, 2017

Embracing the Complexities of Sexual Orientation
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Robyn Ochs is an educator, campus speaker, grassroots activist and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, and two anthologies: the 42-country collection Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men.

Among other things, she crafted the definition of bisexuality that is used by many bi+ activists around the world: "I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge in myself the potential to be attracted -- romantically and/or sexually -- to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, in the same way, or to the same degree."

This spring, she was named by Teen Vogue as one of "9 Bisexual Women Who are Making History," and she was chosen to represent Massachusetts on the Advocate's "50 States, 50 Heroes" list.

Robyn is deeply committed to intersectional and sustainable activism, to working with others to build coalitions across identities and across social movements, to supporting emerging leaders, and to continually learning and growing. An activist for 50 years (so far), she is in it for the long haul.

Photo credit: Marilyn Humphries

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Join us On The Edge with educator, campus speaker, grassroots activist and author Robyn Ochs to explore and embrace the complexities of sexual orientation.
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Robyn Ochs
Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, and two anthologies: the 42-country collection Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, womenís studies, multicultural, and LGBTQ+ anthologies and she has taught university courses in gender and sexuality studies.

An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity, Robynís work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.

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