United Kingdom

Hi, I‘m Sian. I am Bisexual.

I'm a 22 year old student studying English Literature and American Studies in England, and I recently spent a year studying abroad in America (WI, to be more specific). I'm an aspiring writer, hoping to publish novels and maybe even write for my own TV show. I'm also a huge fangirl, I love Marvel, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who amongst other things. I'm an enthusiastic environmentalist and climate change terrifies me to no end.

What being bisexual means to me

To me, being bisexual is a huge part of who I am. My sexual orientation defines a part of who I am and that is so important. It has made me so aware of the erasure that certain sexual orientations and even genders face on a regular basis, and so I think that being bisexual (and part of the bisexual community) has made me a better person.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Mostly, I'd like to people to acknowledge that bisexuality is real & that bisexuals aren't doing it for attention or are secretly homo- or hetero-sexual.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Reading articles about bisexuality online and hearing people say the most horrible things about bisexuality. I've never experienced anything like that in my personal life, but I live in the fear of that happening to me.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Being able to appreciate the beauty of men and women equally, and allowing my picky tastes to come from all sorts of things that aren't gender.

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

I've surrounded myself with open-minded people and so my sexuality isn't a big deal to my friends. My grandparents are incredibly conservative, so I haven't told them (they moaned when I dyed my hair red for a couple of years). My mother has gay friends, so she's never had a problem with it either.

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

Just do what feels right; if you're not yet comfortable talking about your sexuality, wait until you do feel ready. Don't pressure yourself into anything.