United States

Hi, I‘m Cassie. I am Bisexual.

I live in Charlotte, NC. I work as an office manager of an amazing marketing/branding agency. I love to read, hike, take long baths, play Scrabble, drink cider, draw, meet new people, discuss polyamory, and live in the present (this one I work on everyday). I have one younger sister that I am close to. The rest of my family are very religious and against my lifestyle. I don't see or talk to most of them. I'm working on a BA in Psychology with hopes of eventually attaining a MSW and becoming a therapist. There are days when I feel like I already am one. I have no children and a wonderful boyfriend who is my best friend. I also have two dogs and two cats.

What being bisexual means to me

Loving all of both men and women. Loving their quirks, their scars, their amazingness. Loving myself.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are like everyone else. Just people.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

First experience at 17. Years and years of being ultra conservative religiously. The end of a 7 year marriage and acceptance that I am attracted to men and women.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Dating. I think that's the toughest thing about being single or polyamorous though.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I appreciate all levels of the spectrum and can celebrate how beautiful a woman is with my boyfriend instead of being jealous that he's looking at someone else.

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

Accepted by friends and those who have become family without blood ties. Denial by family and those from my past.

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

Experience it and do your very best to remember that this is you life. You have every right to live it just the way you want to. Everyone has an opinion. Don't let other's keep you from being you!