United States

Hi, I‘m Keziah. I am Bisexual.

I am a 14 year old, bisexual, Jamaican girl. I have not told my parents that I am bisexual because I think they will not approve of it. When I was in Florida, a year ago, I got bullied by a straight girl and 3 of her friends. I got bullied because I was bisexual. She said some really hurtful things to me. A week before we moved to NY, she told me, "You're a bisexual jackass, and no one will love you. You should just go bury yourself in a hole." Then, she slapped me, and everyone around us started laughing. I went home and went to my room, closed the door and started crying. I turned music on on my speakers so my parents wouldn't hear me crying. I was glad that we moved to NY. But, moving didn't make it better because I still saw her on Facebook (she had been my friend before she started bullying me). She cyberbullied me. She sent me a picture of a donkey's butt, with a picture of me on it, and said, "This is what you are. You moved because I humiliated you in front of your friends, and you're nothing but a ugly bisexual jackass that should not be friends with anyone." I told my best friend at my new school about it and she helped me through it. I reported the bully to Facebook, and after about two weeks (without getting any mean texts), I felt like a proud and beautiful bisexual, thanks to my best friend for helping me through it. One day I stood on the stage in the school auditorium and said this: "BEING GAY IS OKAY. BEING LESBIAN IS OKAY. BEING BISEXUAL IS OKAY. BEING TRANSGENDER IS OKAY. YOU KNOW WHAT'S NOT OKAY? JUDGING PEOPLE FOR WHAT THEY ARE. I'M BISEXUAL, BUT IT'S NOT THE SORT OF THING I SPENT A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT. I'VE DATED GIRLS AND I'VE DATED GUYS, AND I AM BISEXUAL. I AM NOT CONFUSED. I AM NOT EXPERIMENTING. I AM NOT HALF-GAY AND HALF-STRAIGHT. I AM NOT LYING. I AM CERTAIN. AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT EVERYONE IS, BUT I AM, BISEXUAL. TREAT PEOPLE HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED." I was crying while telling the entire school about my story. After that, my life has been amazing. This is my story.

What being bisexual means to me

Bisexual means to me that you don't have enough love for one gender, but two.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Bisexuals are people.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Being bullied.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Being loved by my family.

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

Girls in my old school bullied me.
My family loves me.
My friends support me.
My girlfriend loves me.

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

Don't be afraid of being different. Love you for you.