United Kingdom

Hi, I‘m Annmarie. I am Bisexual.

I live in Kent, England. I am separated with three children who are 5, 20 months and 9 months. I am studying an honors degree from home, and am doing health and social care at the moment, which I am enjoying. I love to play guitar and sing, and have done so since a young age. I love writing my own songs. I also enjoy volunteering, fundraising and charity work, and am currently looking for other opportunities in this area. Song writing would be my ideal career, so I aim to start doing gigs or open mic nights when I am ready to. However, realistically, I would like to follow on with my health and social care, and potentially open a music/performing arts school for physically and mentally disabled children. Big dreams for a little person, aye! hehe

What being bisexual means to me

I class myself as bisexual because I am both attracted to men and attracted to women. I could see myself in a long-term relationship with either, and think I would fall in love with a person regardless of their sex, if they are the right person.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Bisexuals are not predisposed to infidelity or more likely to hit on other people. For some reason the world has a ridiculous view on bisexuals. We are still only attracted to who we are attracted to.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

When I was younger, I had done more with females than males until I was 15/16, but had always been attracted to men too. I have had girlfriends as well as boyfriends, but admittedly, I had more male partners and married a man. Honestly, I just am equally attracted to both sexes.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Getting acceptance or understanding from others.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I have twice the opportunity to meet someone and I am non-judgmental of others' sexuality.

How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?

The people who know I am bisexual don't seem to have a problem with it, however, some don't have a clear understanding of it.

What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?

You'll fall in love with who you fall in love with, you'll be attracted to who you're attracted to, and get turned on by what you get turned on by. Don't stop yourself feeling what you feel, being who you are and just accepting it. As soon as you accept yourself, then others will follow. The people who don't well.. that is their problem.