United States

Hi, I‘m Mandy. I am Bisexual.

Im SoFlo girl who loves cosmetology, anime, animals, food, cannabis, activism, and art. Im a cancer (June 27th) and love doing tarot readings during my free-time. I'm a huge cat person and love watching horror movies. I've been seeing this amazing person since 2014 of March, and I'd love to start speaking my voice as a bisexual woman.

What being bisexual means to me

Being bisexual is like being gay or straight. Its just the way you're born. You're attracted to men and women. I've always known I was bisexual, ever since I was 6. Just didn't know what it was called until I was 10. But I knew that I simply felt attraction towards boys and girls.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We're not attracted to everyone we see. Its not a phase, and we're not "confused".

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Having to explain to others what bisexuality is because some people dont even thing bisexuality os real. Especially when you're monogamous. My significant other is a man. Some people question my bisexuality because Im not dating a girl while dating him. Some girls have even gotten mad and thought I was lying about my sexuality because I wouldn't hook up with them. But, I didn't because I'm
monogamous and I don't believe in cheating.

A monogamous bisexual is still bisexual.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Its one more thing that makes me who I am. Not that my sexuality defines me, but its a part of me and I think its important to embrace every single ascpect about yourself.

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

Some reacted really good and accepted me (managed to get one of my friends to come out by coming out to him) and a few people, of course, we're ignorant and nasty. But it's okay because I don't need them.

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

Take your time. Its going to be hard and confusing at first, when you're discovering yourself because of fear of judgement. To come out, you have to be comfortable enough to do so. When you come out, you don't want to feel scared, you wanna come out with full confidence. The reason why is because sadly, a few people might turn on you due to their ignorance, and when they do, you wanna be able to be like "lol okay bye"