Hi, I‘m Bella. I am Bisexual.

Hi, my name is Bella. I'm a polyamorous bisexual female. I am currently dating a guy but also a girl. I am from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My hobbies are basketball, volleyball and music. I am very passionate about music and have even written my own songs. In school, I tend to be a troublemaker, or so my teachers say. I am on the basketball team at my school.

What being bisexual means to me

I find it's not a choice. It's honestly who you like - if you like someone, then you like them. We bis are free to love people no matter what their gender. I was born this way and it wasn't a choice.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Man! Can't people just take it in that Bisexual individuals exist? Look, I'm here.! I didn't choose to be like this. We Bis don't judge straight people and straight people shouldn't judge us Bis.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

In grade two, I already had an attraction towards both girls and boys. Back then, I didn't know what the word bi meant or that there were other people like me. I found out about the word bi in grade six. In grade seven, I saw this one girl and was in awe of her beauty which is when I realized that I was clearly Bi.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

I guess being strong when you're being doubted about it. Why can't people just take the fact that we exist?

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I feel like I'm more curious than I would be if I was straight. And I guess you can potentially be attracted to more people and have more of a chances of a date on Saturday night, right!?

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

When I told my friends, they were quite surprised. Next time I saw them, they gave me a hug and told me that I wasn't alone. I really appreciated that, but I must admit that I *do* feel alone because I don't know anyone else who is Bi.

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

Sometimes coming out can be hard, I understand. It's scary that you may lose people who might not understand. But keeping the truth bottled up can eat you alive. But do your homework first and only come out when you feel comfortable with who you are. The thing that helped me was to remember that there are other bi people out there. Somewhere out there, there is someone going through the same thing right now. Thinking like that made me feel like I wasn't isolated at all anymore.