United States

Hi, I‘m Jody. I am Bisexual.

Hi there. I am Jody and I live in Western Massachusetts. I will say right up front that Jody is my chosen name, picked for several reasons. First, I chose it because of its unisex quality and secondly, because it reflects my younger creative self. Also, it was the name that my mother called me, after the character in "The Yearling" (a coming of age book when she was growing up). I have a B.A. in philosophy and religion, and a Master's in counseling psychology. I have worked for most of my life in human services. I love the arts in all of their forms, and am moving from film into digital photography. I also love travel, especially long road trips, reading, movies, museums, history, and all of the sciences. I love talking to people about the things they find meaningful, how they understand the world around them, and especially about how they have come to understand the way they are in the world.

What being bisexual means to me

I think that the most important meaning of being bi has to do with freeing oneself from the false necessity of arbitrary gender roles and being free to express all of the aspects of our identity.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

I would like the world to know that there are probably a couple of billion (at least) people in the world who are in some way bisexual. Sometimes this is obvious, but most of the time it is wondrously subtle.

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

I have found that over the years, especially over the last ten years, people have, as a rule, become much more accepting and tolerant. There will always be ignorance, prejudice and cruelty in the world, but there will also be an unfolding diversity of human expression, and it too will thrive.

I happen to have been born on the 100th anniversary of the first Women’s Rights Convention and see a rising line from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall. I can’t say where I heard that last thought, but I wish I could. It gives me great hope for the future.