Issue 10: Cascade

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LARKER ANTHOLOGY Issue 10: CASCADE Edited by Patrícia Silva Published by Shambalissima Editions New York, NY, September 2022 Front and Back Cover: Video Stills from Tayla Parx’s 2018 video “Me vs Us.” This page: The entrance to The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, located at Morrison Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana, where Alfred Kinsey founded The Institute for Sexual Research in 1947. Photograph by Sarah Parke.

Amrita Sher-Gil, Trees, 1939

Cast members of Bi The Web Series/ David J. Cork, Glenn Quentin, Bianca Garcia, Richardson Pierre

Domo Wilson, 2019, on a video for, explaining the meaning behind Wilson’s “Bisexual Anthem” song.

Tangible History

First Bisexual Health Equity Roundtable, White House September 20, 2022

Left to Right: Tania Israel, Nicole Holmes, Blair Imani, Kierra Johnson, Lauren Beach, Khafre Kujichagulia Abif, Diana Adams, Ellyn Ruthstrom, Belle Haggett Silverman, Fiona Dawson, Mimi Hoang, Robyn Ochs, Heron Greenesmith, Ezra Young

Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui at Eurovision 2012. Photographer Unknown

Ali Stroker, Unknown Josh,Photographer Enghien-Les-Bains, 2020. Self-portrait

“I told her straight up that I was bisexual and it didn’t stop anything from happening...It was actually an amazing experience because I’d never felt so free and open with anybody, to be honest. It wasn’t until I had somebody like that to truly affirm and accept me completely that I really was like, this feels good, this feels natural.” —Fred, a Black Bisexual man In conversation with Darian Aaron, 2020 for, about Fred’s experience with a Black girlfriend during undergraduate study at an Alabama HBCU

Albatross Astoria’s 2022 Bi Week Event.

Photograph by Michael Rozman/Warner Brothers “I’m only really interested in telling stories that I connect to on a deep level, and I knew I had this story that was about me, but it just didn’t exist...I definitely want to have a conversation around Black masculinity, and I want to explore it within the context of the Black community and the queer community... There’s so many men who suffer from not being able to have this conversation...and I want to help reshape that conversation because I feel like there’s a lot of people suffering.” —Travon Free, in conversation with Raquel Willis, for, on January 10 2019

Bianca Boom Boom. Photography by Kristy Boyce

Sharan Dahliwal. Photograph courtesy

Bi+ Nederland Boat Pride Amsterdam 2022. Proudly waving the Bi Pride flag near one of Amsterdam’s many bridges.. Photograph by Hilde Vossen

Bi+ Nederland Boat Pride Amsterdam 2022. An enthusiastic crowd at Westerkerk, celebrating under several confetti bursts as the boat emerges from under the bridge.. Photograph by Hilde Vossen

Bi+ Nederland Boat Pride Amsterdam 2022. Dutch Bi-icons photographer Bete van Meeuwen (left) and author Tessel ten Zweege. Photograph by Hilde Vossen

Lambda Warszawa Bi group Kropka Nad Bi marches for the 1st time in Warsaw’s Parada Rownoski (Equality March) in Poland. Photograph by Hilde Vossen.

Anne Heche Instagram post, December 21, 2021

“She was incredible and deserved so much more. She received so much biphobia after she broke up w/Ellen & everyone called her a fake lesbian, then wrote a book about her childhood abuse & everyone called her crazy.” —Lane Moore, August 12, 2022 on Twitter @HelloLaneMoore

In 1997 an American Blonde actress with three films released that year

a Blonde White Actress meeting all the requirements of Male Gaze Consensus

deliberately chose to date an out lesbian, Ellen DeGeneres, who came out four months earlier on the Oprah show. Anne Heche was warned that being out alongside her girlfriend would not boost her career. After three films with three male leading men (Pacino, Depp, Tommy Lee Jones), Anne came out as Ellen’s partner and was blacklisted from Hollywood.

“And we went to the premiere — these are the stories that I know people don’t know — we went to the premiere, we were tapped on the shoulder, put into her limo in the third act and told that we couldn’t have pictures of us taken at the press junket. And both she and I were fired that week.”

— Hannah Mackenzie, Glamour UK, 24 August 2022

The misconception bi women face is the idea that you can’t trust us to be faithful because we’re fetishized as being insatiable. This then fuels abusive partners’ jealous, controlling, possessive and violent tendencies,” says Lois Shearing, founder of Bi Survivors Network. Numerous pieces of research have found that bisexual women are more likely to experience intimate partner violence than either straight or gay women. They’re also nearly five times as likely to have experienced sexual assault by a partner or ex-partner than their heterosexual counterparts.

“ The reaction to Angelina Jolie and Evan Rachel Wood’s allegations is exactly why bisexual women are more vulnerable to domestic violence”

Photographs from the Instagram accounts of Azealia Banks, Amber Heard, Angelina Jolie. Evan Rachel Wood by Photographer Unknown.

Homer H-Bone Ring with Stone. 18K yellow gold with princess-cut diamonds. $25,000. Designed by Frank Ocean.

Alan Cumming, 2022. Photograph from Cumming’s Instagram profile

I have performed for world leaders, I have honorary doctorates, I have been on a stamp, people have even tattooed my likeness onto their bodies. But all that pales into insignificance now. Being embodied in bagel form really takes the biscuit. The Holesome Cumming—a totally vegan bagel with vegan Haggis, Beef Tomato, Smoked Applewood Cheese, Latke, Pickled Red Onions and Chilli Mayo packed in an everything bagel­—will be available at @bross_bagels [Edinburgh] from August 4th!!