I hosted an impromptu party on New Year's Eve for bi community and friends. Guests were invited to bring a dessert and a drink to share. Everyone sampled the treats to their heart's content and there was a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to wash them down with. A mix of chilled out and fun, upbeat music filled the air, as did the sound of people happily chatting. My apartment was decorated with bi and rainbow flags, framed photos of bisexual icons like Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker and Bessie Smith, Georgia O'Keeffe flower paintings, Christmas lights, queer refrigerator magnets and mini edible silver stars were sprinkled over the food table.
Then we gathered in a circle and everyone was asked to write down on an index card at least one thing from the past year they were happy to be letting go of or moving on from. Everyone was invited to share all or some of the things they had written down with the group. After each person shared, they threw their card into a bag in the center of the circle, representing a fire pit. Some of us tore up our card before throwing it in. I was encouraged to take all the cards and put them through my shredder, to make it final.
Then I asked everyone to write down a bisexual dream, or any dream, for the new year. I shared that I hoped my bisexual book would be published. Another person wanted to work on their emotional issues in order to find, and be in a good relationship, with a person of any gender. Some people wanted to be more out about their bisexuality. We again threw all the cards into the bag and one person took them home, promising to check in with everyone next New Years to see how much progress they made toward fulfilling their dream.
We finished in time to watch the ball drop down and toast with champagne at midnight.
I hope you enjoy my photos of a very bisexual New Year.