For me, being bi means finally accepting a part of myself that I hid for so long. All my life, despite being raised in a pretty open-minded and accepting family, I’ve always struggled with being anything that defines me as “other”. I’ve never been someone that fit neatly into the norms society presses on us, and that made me feel uncomfortable in my own skin. I was always the girl with anxiety disorder, the girl with scars, the girl who had gone through emotional abuse. For so long, I refused to let myself be the girl who is bisexual too. Any feelings that I had towards other girls, I shoved away and pretended they didn’t exist.
Earlier this year, I was in a situation that forced me to come to terms with my sexuality (I met a gorgeous girl and fell COMPLETELY head over heels for her without meaning to, oops :P) and I’m so glad that happened. Even though the relationship between this other girl and I didn’t work out, realizing and accepting that I am bisexual felt like finding a puzzle piece I didn’t know was missing until it was finally in place. Everyone always talks about their experiences coming out to other people, but for me, being able to come out to myself was such a huge moment. The freedom I have felt since allowing myself to be who I truly am and love whoever I want is indescribable. Despite difficulties I have faced, and I’m sure will continue to face in the future, I am so proud to be bi. I will forever define my bisexuality as the biggest step I’ve ever taken in accepting all of who I am, no matter how “other” that may be ♥