In light of Poland's recent election and anti-LGBTQ+ discourse, Karolina Liczbińska shares her personal experiences finding confidence in her sexuality both in London and in Poland.
Queer, femme and (bewitchingly) bisexual. These words – that are often used, or seen as derogatory or marginalising labels – make me feel empowered. Each one makes me feel confident in who I am and sexy from the surface of my skin to the core of my being. So, how do these three words, which make me feel so strong, also carry the weight of sexism? Or, more accurately, why do sexists believe these words are negative and use them in hateful speech?