Hi, I‘m Leah. I am Bisexual. I was born and raised in New England where I still live. I love all things pertaining to the ocean and my latest passion is Sailing. I prefer to spend my time with the people I love, traveling, reading, and staying active, usually outdoors. I live with my six year old daughter and my partner Ron. I currently work in Special Education.
What being bisexual means to meTo me being bisexual means that my heart is open to the possiblity of love and connection with anyone, no matter their gender.
What I would like the world to know about bisexualsI guess I'd have to say, I'd like people to know that love is love and you can't base attraction and connection on societal norms or expectations.
What was your path to a bisexual identity?I didn't fully understand or realize that I was bisexual until I was in my mid 20's. I was raised in a very conservative, religious home and so bisexuality was not even on my radar for a very long time. I didn't realize that not all women find other women attractive until I had a discussion with a close friend who is fully heterosexual. My conversation with her solidified the fact that I viewed sexuality in a different way. However, I knew that I was and am still attracted to the opposite sex as well.
What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?The toughest thing for me is my inability to be honest about my sexual identity with my family and even some of my friends.
What is the best thing about being bisexual?I have been lucky enough to experience love and connection with people of both genders because of my openness and attraction to both sexes.
How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?Very few know. I've really only opened up to people I feel safe with.
What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?My advice would be to embrace who you are and realize how lucky you are to have so much potential for love and connection.