BiNet USA is proud to welcome AJ Walkley and Patrick RichardsFink as its newest board members. Check out their bios!
I'm in my mid-40s and entering a graduate program in counseling with the intent of becoming a therapist specializing in serving two communities -- bisexuals, and adults on the autistic spectrum. There's a personal reason for this focus, because I am a member of both communities.
I've known I am bi forever, and my partner knew before we met (she was dating the guy I was chasing). We've now been monogamously married for 21 years. When our son was small, he was diagnosed with Asperger's. A few years ago two major events in my life happened -- I came out of the closet to the rest of the world, and received the same diagnosis. I blog on bisexual issues (94%), autism (4%), and other issues (2%) on my fliponymous.wordpress.com blog, and am doing some blogging on bi issues at Huffington Post, and have been working with the LGBT Resource Center on my campus for the last couple years. Currently I am working on a project to develop a series of "elevator conversations", catchy and memorable 30-second presentations to address common myths and misconceptions about bisexuality and bisexuals in a way that both provides a quick answer and opens the door for more in-depth discussions.
FROM AJ:Check out AJ's HuffingtonPost.com wonderful writings (of which there are many) here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aj-walkley/
WELCOME PATRICK AND AJ!