Not to say that my story is the same as Rosa’s at all. It’s not. But there were things that we wanted and thought would be really important — like the word itself: bisexual. To me, that’s an important word in my coming out. I know that not all people are totally celebratory of that word because it’s from a time where it was like these two genders — that’s all there is. And now there’s a lot more flexibility and fluidity in sexuality, which is why sometimes I gravitate toward the word queer as well. For me, bisexuality includes people that are trans, it can include people who identify in different kind of ways. But for Rosa, there was a point for her where she heard that word somewhere along the line and she saw herself in that word, so for her, it was important for her to identify in that way. I suggested that that word was really important to Rosa and that it also would be really important to the bi community to have that word said aloud on TV. Not just a suggestion that she dates girls now, but a clarity on this character: This is who I am, and I’d like you to know it — and accept it.
Starr Andrews, 16, performs a clean free skate at the 2018 US National Championships to her own cover of Whitney Houston’s One Moment In Time. Starr scored 127.36 in the segment, nearly 25 points above her ISU personal best.
To the person who showed me that hard work works, that you don’t have to be naturally good at something in order to succeed, that continuous effort and resilience will not fail you and never giving up at something you want to do can lead to much greater things. I wish you all the love and happiness in this universe and all possible ones. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration to me and many. From A to Z is not enough to illustrate all your wonderful traits, but I hope this can show a small part of you. Happy Birthday!!