Female

Bisexual

United States



Hi, I‘m Blanche. I am Bisexual.

I'm a graduate student studying counseling psychology in Oklahoma. I'm proud to say that I'm Native American and growing in my culture. After I'm done with school, it's my desire to work for my tribe, tend to my ailing grandmother, and become a more avid backpacker/camper. My corgi pup, Gearhart, accompanies me most everywhere and is an outdoor fiend! Together we camp or hike most weekends.

What being bisexual means to me

As of 2012, I knew internally that I identified as bisexual, but it wasn't until recently that I found someone wonderful enough for me to start exploring that facet of myself. My family and friends have been incredibly supportive of me in this journey, and I'm so grateful that they've whole-heartedly been loving and supportive. Bisexuality, to me, is just finding distinct beauty in each gender and being open to relationships and interactions with people, not limiting oneself to one gender or the other.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

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

My family told me, after I came out to them, that they'd always "known something was different about me." My friends and coworkers have openly asked me about my orientation, since I present as a mystery. As a whole, I've been spared a lot of discrimination since I've come out, and I'm incredibly grateful for that.

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

It's important to have a support network and to spend time with others who face the same challenges and joys.