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Bisexuality, risk and resilience

Carissa Ropponen explores bisexual mental health. She interviews Dr. Margaret Robinson and Jenna MacKay, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Their project is called "Risk and Resilience among Bisexual People in Ontario: A Community Based Study of Bisexual Mental Health."

Dr. Robinson, is the Project Coordinator of the Risk & Resilience study. She is a Mi'kmaq scholar from Nova Scotia and a long-time bisexual activist. Margaret has co-chaired the Toronto Dyke March, volunteered with Pride Toronto, and worked as a facilitator and community organizer with Bisexual Women of Toronto and the Toronto Bisexual Network.

Jenna MacKay, is the Research Analyst for Risk and Resilience. She is a researcher who has worked with various community groups such as Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre and Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. Additionally, Jenna is a feminist activist, organizer, and blogger for Shameless Magazine

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