Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs, in the coming week: 
Monday, 4/21: UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuesday, 4/22: CalPoly Pomona (Pomona, CA)
Wednesday, 4/23: Stanford U (Stanford, CA)
Thursday, 4/24: College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
Friday, 4/25: Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, CO)
Please keep in mind that Robyn booking for the coming academic year and her schedule is starting to fill in. If you’re interested in bringing Robyn to your school, please get in touch! 

www.robynochs.com
robyn@robynochs.com

Robyn Ochs, in the coming week: 

Monday, 4/21: UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

Tuesday, 4/22: CalPoly Pomona (Pomona, CA)

Wednesday, 4/23: Stanford U (Stanford, CA)

Thursday, 4/24: College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)

Friday, 4/25: Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, CO)

Please keep in mind that Robyn booking for the coming academic year and her schedule is starting to fill in. If you’re interested in bringing Robyn to your school, please get in touch! 

www.robynochs.com

robyn@robynochs.com

From NH to NJ to MI to MA to CA, my next 7 speaking engagements: M., 4/14: Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH)T., 4/15: Richard Stockton College (Galloway, NJ)W., 4/16: Michigan State (East Lansing, MI)Th., 4/17: Oakland U (Rochester, MI)F., 4/18: Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)M. 4/21: UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)T. 4/22: Cal State, Pomona (Pomona, CA) 
I’m now booking for the coming academic year, so send me an email at robyn@robynochs.com if you’re interested in bringing me to your school.
Robyn www.robynochs.com

(In this photo I’m at Pace University with my dear friend Apphia.)

From NH to NJ to MI to MA to CA, my next 7 speaking engagements: 
M., 4/14: Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH)
T., 4/15: Richard Stockton College (Galloway, NJ)
W., 4/16: Michigan State (East Lansing, MI)
Th., 4/17: Oakland U (Rochester, MI)
F., 4/18: Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)
M. 4/21: UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
T. 4/22: Cal State, Pomona (Pomona, CA) 

I’m now booking for the coming academic year, so send me an email at robyn@robynochs.com if you’re interested in bringing me to your school.

Robyn 
www.robynochs.com

(In this photo I’m at Pace University with my dear friend Apphia.)

If you acknowledge that you have 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, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree, you might be a bisexual. (Credit: Robyn Ochs)

(via tiggyupland)

Well, well, my first tumblr video (what ARE these things called?) ever! Thanks, tiggyupland.

Update: I’ve just learned they’re called giffs. Well, I’ve always said: don’t look a giff horse in the mouth. (Sorry.)

Robyn Ochs’s speaking schedule, from Oakland to Oakton

My speaking schedule, from Oakland to Oakton:
April 9-10: Oakton Community College (Des Plains, IL)
April 10: College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)
April 14: Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH)
April 15: Richard Stockton College (Galloway, NJ)
April 16: Michigan State (East Lansing, MI)
April 17: Oakland U (Rochester, MI)

Remember, I’m now booking for the coming academic year, so send me an email at robyn@robynochs.com if you’re interested in bringing me to your school.

Robyn
www.robynochs.com

LOOKING FOR WISE YOUNG WOMEN WHO IDENTIFY AS BISEXUAL, PANSEXUAL, FLUID OR BY ONE OF THE OTHER MIDDLE SEXUALITIES

I’m planning to do a series of issues of the Bi Women Quarterly on intersectionality, with the first theme being “Intersection: Age.” 

Here’s the official call for writing:
We don’t exist in a vacuum. Age is one of the intersections of identity that shapes how we experience our sexual orientations. Let’s have an intergenerational dialogue. Write a letter – or have a conversation with women (or a woman) significantly older or younger than you. What do you want them know about what it’s like to be you? What impact does your age hav

e on how you experience your sexual orientation? What words of wisdom or thoughts would you like to share? We want to hear from you.

 I’m hoping you will consider submitting something. It can be quite short (even a a few sentences that I could include in a text box or a quote) or longer (up to 1500 words) and can take the form of poetry, prose or artwork.

Submissions are due by May 1st and should be sent to biwomeneditor@gmail.com and submission guidelines are here. Please include a photo (if you’d like) and a 1-2 sentence bio that includes your age. 

Please let me know if you intend to write.

My deep appreciation to all of you,
Robyn
biwomeneditor@gmail.com

COMING UP NEXT on Robyn Ochs’s speaking schedule: Transcending Boundaries Conference (Hartford, CT) April 4 – April 6Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) April 7Oakton Community College (Des Plains, IL) April 9 – April 10College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL) April 10Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH) April 14Richard Stockton College (Galloway, NJ) April 15

COMING UP NEXT on Robyn Ochs’s speaking schedule: 
Transcending Boundaries Conference (Hartford, CT) April 4 – April 6
Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) April 7
Oakton Community College (Des Plains, IL) April 9 – April 10
College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL) April 10
Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH) April 14
Richard Stockton College (Galloway, NJ) April 15

The Scientific Quest to Prove That The New York Times Exists

 Amy Andre ‘s brilliant response to the article that appeared in last Sunday’s NY Times on “The Scientific Quest to Prove that Bisexuality Exists” 

(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/magazine/the-scientific-quest-to-prove-bisexuality-exists.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-andre/new-york-times-bisexuality_b_5032120.html 

*******SUMMER INTERNSHIP ********
Communications internship for someone who’s studying design, communications, marketing or a related field for Summer 2014 
About the Bisexual Resource Center
Founded in 1985, the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities. The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
Internship Description
The Bi Women Quarterly, a grassroots publication, is undergoing a strategic overhaul. As the BRC Communications Intern, your work would be focused on this project. This offers a unique opportunity for you to take ownership of an entire strategic process, with guidance from Robyn Ochs, the editor of this publication. Such an endeavor would be an excellent addition to any portfolio and provide you with project management experience not usually found in recent graduates. 
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Creating a new layout and template for the 20-page publication in InDesign
Designing an updated logo and/or masthead for the publication
Giving recommendations for streamlining the editing and publication processes
Generating and executing a strategic communications plan to increase brand recognition, circulation and audience for the publication
Producing ads for print and web
Upgrading our website to an indexed archive of articles to allow readers/researchers to search by author or theme
Developing beneficial partnerships to further the reach of the publication
Requirements
Major in Design, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field
Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress
Knowledge of print/web advertising strategies and specifications
Experience with research, outreach and partnership development
Expertise in social media channels
A sense of humor, thirst for knowledge, willingness to learn, appreciation of diversity, passion for human rights, and desire to make a difference
Previous experience working on a publication is a plus
Previous experience writing and implementing a strategic communications plan is a plus 
Time Frame:  We are looking for a total time commitment of 200 hours between May and August. A stipend of $2000 will be paid. You do not need to live in Boston to work on this project, though if you do that would be lovely.
To Apply
Please email your resume, cover letter and two relevant work samples (such as design products including logos, mastheads, layouts for publications or ads), to Robyn Ochs at biwomeneditor@gmail.com by Friday April 11 2014 at 5pm.

*******SUMMER INTERNSHIP ********

Communications internship for someone who’s studying design, communications, marketing or a related field for Summer 2014 

About the Bisexual Resource Center

Founded in 1985, the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities. The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.

Internship Description

The Bi Women Quarterly, a grassroots publication, is undergoing a strategic overhaul. As the BRC Communications Intern, your work would be focused on this project. This offers a unique opportunity for you to take ownership of an entire strategic process, with guidance from Robyn Ochs, the editor of this publication. Such an endeavor would be an excellent addition to any portfolio and provide you with project management experience not usually found in recent graduates. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating a new layout and template for the 20-page publication in InDesign
  • Designing an updated logo and/or masthead for the publication
  • Giving recommendations for streamlining the editing and publication processes
  • Generating and executing a strategic communications plan to increase brand recognition, circulation and audience for the publication
  • Producing ads for print and web
  • Upgrading our website to an indexed archive of articles to allow readers/researchers to search by author or theme
  • Developing beneficial partnerships to further the reach of the publication

Requirements

  • Major in Design, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress
  • Knowledge of print/web advertising strategies and specifications
  • Experience with research, outreach and partnership development
  • Expertise in social media channels
  • A sense of humor, thirst for knowledge, willingness to learn, appreciation of diversity, passion for human rights, and desire to make a difference
  • Previous experience working on a publication is a plus
  • Previous experience writing and implementing a strategic communications plan is a plus 

Time Frame:  We are looking for a total time commitment of 200 hours between May and August. A stipend of $2000 will be paid. You do not need to live in Boston to work on this project, though if you do that would be lovely.

To Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter and two relevant work samples (such as design products including logos, mastheads, layouts for publications or ads), to Robyn Ochs at biwomeneditor@gmail.com by Friday April 11 2014 at 5pm.

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This is a really good post responding to today’s New York Times article, “The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists”

(We do. Next question.)

Enjoy!

Here’s where I’m speaking in the next week:
Illinois Wesleyan (Bloomington, IL)March 25, 2014
Georgetown University (Washington, DC)March 26, 2014
Boston Univ. School of Social Work (Boston, MA)March 27, 2014
Equality in Action Conference at Appalachian State UniversityMarch 28, 2014 – March 31, 2014
University of Minnesota, St. Paul (St. Paul, MN)March 31, 2014 
Metro State University (St. Paul, MN)March 31, 2014
Email robyn@robynochs.com for details about any of these events, or if you’re interested in booking me at your school, conference, community group or workplace.

Here’s where I’m speaking in the next week:

  • Illinois Wesleyan (Bloomington, IL)March 25, 2014
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)March 26, 2014
  • Boston Univ. School of Social Work (Boston, MA)March 27, 2014
  • Equality in Action Conference at Appalachian State UniversityMarch 28, 2014 – March 31, 2014
  • University of Minnesota, St. Paul (St. Paul, MN)March 31, 2014 
  • Metro State University (St. Paul, MN)March 31, 2014
  • Email robyn@robynochs.com for details about any of these events, or if you’re interested in booking me at your school, conference, community group or workplace.