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Hi, I‘m Celeste. I am Bisexual.

Hello, friends! I play volleyball, basketball, and run track. I also am on Quiz team. I enjoy writing, reading, singing, art, and anything in the creative spectrum.

What being bisexual means to me

Bisexuality to me means being attracted (emotionally, romantically, physically, ect.) to your own gender and the opposite gender. I honestly don't know what my specific attraction is...

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

I would like the world to know that it doesn't necessarily mean being attracted to both genders equally. I find myself to be drawn more to males, but most people I encounter only focus on the "gay" aspect of bisexuality

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I don't really know my path, it's all happened rather quickly. I've always noticed girls, but I didn't even know what bisexuality was, so I assumed every girl noticed other girls. Awhile ago I started really thinking about it, and it was honestly stressing me out. So I talked to my brother, and he assured me that whatever I chose, he'd love me the same. I have been raised in a very conservative/Catholic home, so I knew this wasn't something I could go telling everyone. So I kept trying to figure it out, which led me to an awkward encounter with one of my close friends who is also bisexual (she doesn't know about me). To keep it brief, I got rejected hard. It hurt more than I thought it would... So from there I cried to my brother. He told me the same thing as before. I knew I had to figure this out. So I scavenged the internet for quizzes and videos and blogs and whatnot. I came to the awkward conclusion that I was indeed bisexual. Only 3 of my closest friends/family officially know...

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest thing about being bisexual for me is the fact that I can't tell a lot of people. I am a cradle-Catholic and have always gone to Catholic school and my family is very conservative. This isn't the kind of thing I can tell my parents or even some of my closer friends. I know I will get treated differently, mainly because it is such a confusing identity and the fact that I have seen my bisexual/gay friends get ridiculed.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I honestly don't know what the best part of being bisexual is... I guess in my limited experience, I would say being able to be physical and touchy with both sexes without anyone suspecting anything

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

Out of the 3 people I have chosen to tell this far, they have reacted well. My brother obviously has been there for me, so he was the first one I told. He doesn't treat me any differently. I told my sister who was taken aback at first, but didn't seem to have any direct issues with it. She had a lot of questions. She acts differently towards me, but not in a hateful way. More like trying to comprehend. The last person I told was my lifelong best friend. It was an awkward conversation, mainly because I'd tried to bring it up a couple of times and she wasn't getting the hints. But she just hugged me and told me straight up she wouldn't treat me any different. We have pretty much the same circle of friends, which includes several bisexuals

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

The advice I would give about figuring it out would be to scour the Internet. The quizzes I took didn't give me rock solid results, but the questions really do get you thinking. Also remember, bisexuality isn't always 50/50. It can fluctuate. So don't think that if you only like girls a little bit that you are absolutely not bi. As for coming out...I mean, everyone's lives are different. People could praise you with balloons, or they could not. If you are absolutely positive and you want to come out, make sure you're ready and you're in a safe environment. A "perk" I've found is that you don't really have to come out if you don't want to. So...I guess just use your best judgement. Good luck