Hi, I‘m Katie. I am Bisexual. Living my most authentic life yet in Brighton, UK! This site has given me many lovely and relatable posts to gorge on and I'm happier than ever before about being a part of this community! I study psychology, but I'm a full time waitress (of course haha), I draw, I drink and I love to be weird and giggly. Excited to see what's next!
What being bisexual means to meIt means accepting people of the world for who they are and loving them all individually for it, it means freedom from the constraints of gender and it means living as fully as possible without fear from love :)
What I would like the world to know about bisexualsThat we're fun, free and loving as hell! We just need chill people and to be accepted in the world.
What was your path to a bisexual identity?Grew up in the mostly white straight community, went through bullying, an abusive relationship (16-18) and dealing with some shitty asf people. After I moved I had a fair few, pretty major breakdowns and I've been battling severe anxiety and depression since then but I'm lucky enough to be high functioning. Realised I was bi throughout this process and came out for the first time at 19 to my best friend at university, she only asked how crushworthy she was and I answered "infinitely."
Since then I dropped out to take care of myself and have since found sincere friends through another rough relationship. I'll be going back to uni soon as I now (finally!) Feel happy and comfortable enough to believe in my own abilities again.
Living my most authentic life with some incredible people here and never been more at peace :)
What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?That we're all apparently "too gay" or "not gay enough", didn't think I'd get so much shit from BOTH ends of the spectrum.
What is the best thing about being bisexual?Meeting new, interesting and exciting people and not being limited with my experience of them.
How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?Mostly positively, still struggling with my mother but it couldn't go perfectly could it, I'll get her one day.
What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?Experiment, don't let yourself be limited by stigma. Make mistakes, trust your instincts, learn about yourself and when you're ready, be our and proud and your world will come to you ❤️