Leicester LE1 7RA
Being able to see ourselves reflected in the culture around us can be a source of comfort and self-confidence. It makes us feel accepted, valued, normal. Yet, the representation of bisexual people in popular culture has historically been lacking, and bi representation continues to be plagued by terrible tropes and stereotypes… This session will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of bisexual representation in popular culture and look at the empowering potential of varied and nuanced bisexual characters. Milena Popova has recently completed their PhD in Digital Cultures at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol. They are a freelance writer, researcher and activist, and have authored blog posts, book chapters, and academic papers on a range of bisexual issues. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.