|Robyn is an educator, speaker and workshop leader, activist, and editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and Bi Women.
Her essays have been published in numerous bi, women's studies, multicultural, and LGBT anthologies. She has taught courses on LGBT history & politics in the United States, the politics of sexual orientation, & the experiences of those who transgress binary categories of identity.
An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.
|Kate Bornstein calls Robyn "the absolute empress of sexual fluidity."|
Robyn has probably done more than any other person in the U.S. and perhaps even the world to educate the general public about bisexuality. She compiled and edited the international Bisexual Resource Guide, which has enabled thousands of bisexuals to find each other and bi-supportive organizations. She has taught some of the first college courses on bisexuality. She has given countless workshops and presentations at colleges, conferences, and just about any place that will have her. And every decade or so, when the mainstream media rediscovers that bisexuals exist, Robyn patiently answers their often uninformed questions and lets them know that bisexuality is not a phase, not a fence, and not a fad.
–Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Thank you again for the amazing talk you gave in my Women and Sexuality class and the presentation on Beyond Binaries. I love that you get the audience involved; you're just as interested in our stories as we are in yours and that truly makes a wonderful speaker and role model.
–Julie Sullivan, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Your workshops are always so interesting and thought provoking, but so incredibly uplifting as well. You make people feel like they matter and that they have the power to do something about the issues that concern them, even if it's something small on an individual level. That is a beautiful gift.
–Kristen Smith, student, The University at Albany
THANK YOU again for your superlative presentation today! You were wonderful - funny, disarming, inspiring and full of insights. The feedback we received afterward was highly complimentary. We couldn't be prouder to showcase you and hope the enclosed poster serves an ongoing reminder of this very productive event."
–Tom Kulaga, Co-Chair, GLBT & Allies Network, New York Times Company
"Many campuses would like to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for bisexual students and faculty, but aren't sure how to accomplish this. Robyn Ochs, noted author and activist, can help you put the B into LGBT. A long-time professional speaker and workshop facilitator, her workshops get people thinking about gender, sexual orientation, labels and identity, about building coalitions and alliances and about taking positive action... Robyn Ochs makes the most of her time on your campus, usually doing two or more programs: a talk, a workshop, speaking in a class or two, or doing a special program for residence life, counseling or student activities staff. This is in addition to spending as much time as possible with the students. As someone poised at the intersection of theory and action, Ochs introduces complex ideas in an energetic and accessible manner, and she leaves her audiences thinking and poised for action."
Robyn is on Campus Pride's Hot List: their "Top 25 LGBT Favorites."
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