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Join Mari and MD – bi women, therapists and media enthusiasts – in discussing issues and exploring the sexuality continuum in an unapologetically queer podcast.

Join Mari and MD – bi women, therapists and media enthusiasts – in discussing issues and exploring the sexuality continuum in an unapologetically queer podcast.

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United States

Description:

Join Mari and MD – bi women, therapists and media enthusiasts – in discussing issues and exploring the sexuality continuum in an unapologetically queer podcast.

Twitter:

@bi_positive

Language:

English


Episodes

A Secret Love: The Story We Came Out For

5/15/2020
MD and Mari sit down to discuss Netflix' A Secret Love, its message, and its importance for queer representation. Them interview: https://www.them.us/story/a-secret-love-netflix-pat-henschel-interview Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:25:02

#ItsCoronaTime

3/25/2020
MD and Mari return from a long hiatus to talk about COVID-19: how it has changed our lives and what tools we can use to cope in these weird times. WHO Mental Health Recommendations: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2 CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Dutch RIVM Website: https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus Mari's Article on Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ community:...

Duration:00:36:02

L Word Generation Q: Oh God Why?

1/28/2020
Mari and MD sit down with some wine and discuss the recently aired season of L Word: Generation Q. CW: drinking, spoilers. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:59:26

Hayden Winston: The Bi-Catch-22

12/11/2019
This week, MD and Mari talk with Hayden about his experience of being a Black bisexual man in a long-term same-gender relationship. Hayden Winston is a black, bisexual, writer, poet and activist. His work draws on his experiences as a QPOC and the child of West Indian immigrants. His goal is to expose life’s most jarring elements, while promoting self-exploration. He currently resides in Northern California with his husband. Follow him on Instagram @afterthewaves or visit his blog at...

Duration:00:32:40

I Ship Us: 13 Relationship Rules

11/7/2019
Mari and MD discuss their 13 (and then some) guidelines for how to make a relationship work. Queer, heteronormative, poly, ace, kinky relationships and more more more! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com Recommended reading: Experiments for Newlyweds: https://www.amazon.com/Experiments-Newlyweds-Amazing-Science-Projects/dp/1492669768 Girl Sex 101:...

Duration:00:43:57

LGBTQ Refugees: Running for Your Life

10/21/2019
We are back! Mari and MD sit down to discuss working with LGBTQ+ refugees and the hurdles they have to face from a psychological and a human rights perspective. *** Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/refugees-europe-migrants-shelters-gay-asylum-seekers-attack-abuse-lgbt/...

Duration:00:45:52

PTS-Me?

8/14/2019
MD and Mari talk about trauma, PTSD, available treatments and the vulnerabilities within the LGBTQ+ community. Sources: Pagani, M., et al. (2012). Neurobiological Correlates of EMDR Monitoring – An EEG Study. PLoS ONE 7(9). van der Kolk, B. (2015). The Body Keeps the Score. https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748

Duration:00:36:05

Shopping For Therapy

8/1/2019
Mari and MD discuss various techniques in therapy to help you find the right fit. Disclaimer: everything discussed is based on our own experiences and opinions. Israel, T., Choi, A. Y., Goodman, J. A., Matsuno, E., Lin, Y.-J., Kary, K. G., & Merrill, C. R. S. (2019). Reducing internalized binegativity: Development and efficacy of an online intervention. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 6(2), 149-159. https://t.co/1uLhkBMUAJ?amp=1 Skinta, M., & Curtin, A. (2016)....

Duration:00:36:05

Gentleman Jack: More Ways Than One

7/17/2019
Mari and MD discuss Anne Lister, the famous "first modern lesbian," diarist, and title character of BBC's "Gentleman Jack." TW: mental health, sexual assault, gender dysphoria, sexual language. Watch the Gentleman Jack trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uBYRcP44M4 The podcast on Gentleman Jack: https://www.secretlibrarypodcast.com/episodes/anne-choma-149 The book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43980644-gentleman-jack Try out Anne Lister's code here:...

Duration:00:38:24

20-Bi-Teen: An Update on Representation

6/26/2019
Mari and MD talk about recent good and not so good representation of queer people in the media, sports, and politics. Featuring favorites such as Brooklyn 99, Lily Singh, Captain Marvel, Eugene Lee Yang and more! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:32:47

Not Your Sidekick

6/12/2019
Mari and MD sit down to talk with CB Lee, author of the Sidekick Squad series, about writing, stereotypes, and why queer characters will no longer stay on the sidelines. CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10 (Boom!) and All Out (Harper Teen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship. When not nationally touring as an educator,...

Duration:00:28:12

Queers On Thrones: A Problematic Phenomenon

5/30/2019
Join Mari, MD, and our good friend Tiaan, in a tipsy and much-needed discussion of how Game of Thrones tackles LGBTQ+ and mental health representation! Caution: coarse language ahead!

Duration:01:08:24

Briana Venskus: Labels, Religion, and Not Queer Enough?

5/15/2019
MD and Mari talk to Briana Venskus about labels, what it was like growing up with accepting parents in a religious environment, and why queer actors have a hard time finding work in the industry today. Follow Briana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheVenskus Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:43:04

The Drive Bi Episode: Why We Love Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

5/1/2019
In this drive bi episode Mari and MD fangirl about one of the best (in our humble opinion) TV shows in the recent years, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We talk about bi representation, mental health portrayal, and raunchy music numbers, so stay tuned in! Check out "Getting Bi" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e7844P77Is Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at...

Duration:00:21:41

Queer Storylines in Therapy: Bi+ @ ClexaCon feat. Nicole Pacent

4/17/2019
A live recording of Mari and MD at ClexaCon 2019 in Las Vegas! This is our panel on "Queer Storylines in Therapy: Constructing Your Narrative Through Fictional Characters" featuring Nicole Pacent! Media representation of the queer community has steadily been improving over the recent years – and queer clients in therapy find themselves gravitating toward their narratives in hopes of finding a good example to live by. In this panel, psychologists and media enthusiasts will explain how...

Duration:00:59:04

Queer Impostor Syndrome: Am I Even Real?

4/3/2019
Mari and MD discuss queer impostor syndrome, why we sometimes feel like we don't quite belong in our own communities, and how we can overcome that feeling using wisdom from other sexual minority groups. See us at ClexaCon: https://clexa-con.com/programming/2019-speakers-and-panelists Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com Sources: Clance, Pauline R.; Imes,...

Duration:00:24:28

The Wolf Of Publishing

3/13/2019
Mari and MD talk to Astrid Ohletz, the founder and CEO of Ylva Publishing, "the home of quality books about women loving women," about what makes a good queer book and just how niche the market is. Connect with Ylva and view available titles here: www.ylva-publishing.com. Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest: @YlvaPublishing. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at...

Duration:00:24:04

Queer Little Boxes: Cognitive Psychology and Prejudice

3/6/2019
MD and Mari discuss how cognitive psychology explains prejudice and stereotyping, and why not fitting into a box can be a very rewarding thing. Sources: Intersectionality and the Stereotype Content Model: Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Consequences for Multiply-categorized Individuals by David W. Hancock, M.A. Adams GA, Webster JR. When leaders are not who they appear: The effects of leader disclosure of a concealable stigma on follower reactions. J Appl Soc Psychol. 2017;00:1–16....

Duration:00:28:43

Queer Utopia: LGBTQ+ Parenting In The Netherlands

2/27/2019
Mari and MD talk to Greetje den Holder, blogger at Meemoeder.com, who talks about her experience as a queer person, and later, a parent, in the Netherlands. Follow Greetje: http://meemoeder.com/en http://youtube.com/meemoedercom http://instagram.com/meemoeder http://twitter.com/meemoederdotcom http://facebook.com/meemoeder Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at...

Duration:00:50:43

I Think My Kid Is Queer!

2/20/2019
Mari and MD discuss tips on how to respond to a child's coming out and how to create a nurturing and supportive environment for an LGBTQ+ child. References: Katz-Wise, S. L., Rosario, M., & Tsappis, M. (2016). LGBT Youth and Family Acceptance. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 63(6): 1011-1025. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.07.005. Rosario, M., Schrimashaw, E. W., & Hunter, J. (2009). Disclosure of sexual orientation and subsequent substance use and abuse among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths:...

Duration:00:29:07