I feel incredibly honoured to be able to say that I have been included in the first ever Biscuit Purple List, celebrating those working to make the world a little bit brighter for bisexual people.
Thank you to all of you who nominated me, the lovely team at Biscuit sent me some anonymous extracts of your comments and they made me fell all warm and fuzzy inside. Biscuit received over a hundred nominations for the Purple List and so the fact that I made the cut feels incredible. THANK YOU.
Here’s what Biscuit say about the list:
“The Purple List was conceived as a reaction to the bi-erasure of similar honours lists, which neither recognise the work done that specifically benefits the bisexual community, nor the importance using the word ‘bisexual’ to describe the non-monosexual people who do appear in them.”
“We think that it’s important to make a really big deal about the awesome people who give their time, energy, cash and resources to make life a little bit better for bisexual people. As a group we have lower rates of well being than gay and lesbian identified people. We’re more likely to commit suicide and to self harm. We are more likely to misuse drugs. Our teens have higher rates of bullying, truancy and depression. Scientist have actively tried to disprove our very existence. Our experiences are constantly undermined in the media, in academia, in the workplace and in public services. Some of the worst biphobia we face comes from the lesbian and gay community. So those who do make the world a little brighter for bi* people really ought to be applauded. We might not all benefit directly from their actions, but as a demographic they are invaluable to us.”
Again, the fact that I have been included feels amazing. The main reason for my nominations seems to have been my YouTube channel Backstage With Bella and so this has really spurred me on to continue making more videos. Thank you, thank you, thank you – and watch this space.
Ps. DIVA wrote about the list – have a read here if you’re interested.