United States

Hi, I‘m Makayla. I am Bisexual.

I've grown up and still live in Texas, I'm working on getting my first job, I like to game, eat, ride insane amusement park rides, and just have fun with life. I'm passionate about living 100% as your true self and doing so unapologetically. Most of my family is supportive and I'm so blessed to have that because they do have to put back their own beliefs and I know some people don't get accepted that easily or at all. In school it just depends, most youth of today can be accepting but there are still some people who will stop being your friend and stop associating with you just because of who you are, but if they do that then they were never a true friend in the first place.

What being bisexual means to me

Being bisexual is just being myself, it means that I have fully accepted who I am and there is no more inner conflict worrying about what anyone is going to think or say. Unapologetically living as ME for ME.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Bisexuals are not confused, we are far from it, we know who we are that's why we say who we are!

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I was raised strictly christian, as a young child my family would dismiss my behaviors and how I would dress or act as me just being a tomboy. Around the age of 7 I learned there was more to the story, I had a female friend who was really great, she helped me realize that I not only acted boyish, I also liked girls like a boy would, but sadly that does not mean I accepted myself. Fast forward through years of inner turmoil and around the age of 15 I finally understood, I am both female and male all at once, sure my sex is female but my spirit is both. My male and female are equally bisexual because I've come to peace with myself, I've never been happier with my identity.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest thing about being bisexual for me would have to be growing up seeing how children who accepted themselves before I did were treated, also having friends make fun of me because they seemed to know my sexuality before I accepted it, who in their right mind makes fun of someone for something like that? Especially someone you call "friend". Also the fact that when I came out to certain members of my family I saw pain in their face like they truly believed I was going to "hell" for being me.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The best thing about being bisexual is that I finally accept myself for who I am, I don't have to hide anymore, or be offended by what someone jokingly says about my sexuality.

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

Most have been supportive and I am very very grateful because I know a lot of people do not get that luxury, a lot of people have to lose ones they love so that they can be themselves.

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

Love yourself first. I know you may think that what people who are close to you feel about your sexuality is important, but it's not. You have to love you even when they don't, they may not be in your life forever but you will always be there for yourself, you wouldn't deprive yourself of food just because someone you love was choosing to.