How is gender identity different from sexual orientation? Do our genitals predict our gender? Why is it important to use a person’s correct pronouns? Fiona Dawson answers these questions and more in her candid picture book for people old enough to swear and talk about sex “Are Bisexuals Just Greedy?” An award-winning director, producer, writer, and public speaker, Dawson has advocated for the LBGTQ+ community for nearly two decades. Relating her personal experiences as a cisgender, gay, and then bisexual woman, she blasts the stereotypes and stigma faced by people who don’t fit neatly in a ‘male’ or ‘female’ category.
For thousands of years, cultures around the world have had a concept of gender and sex as being nonbinary. With humor and wit, Dawson offers a direct and uncomplicated explanation of terms within the LGBTQ+ community for allies, supportive family and friends, or anyone curious to know more about gender and sexuality. She notes that it’s high time we recognize that our identities are fluid and celebrate our authenticity. We all want to express ourselves and we all deserve dignity and respect, no matter how we identify on or off the spectrums of gender, sex, and sexual orientation.