United States

Hi, I‘m Jadie. I am Bisexual.

I like to call myself an extroverted introvert. I love singing and listening to music. Someday I'd love to be a choir director or perform in a professional opera! But for now, when I'm not in class or practicing, I spend a lot of my time watching Netflix and playing video games with my friends.

What being bisexual means to me

To me, bisexuality is a way of looking at people and seeing the beauty in them as fellow human beings. There's a specific kind of beauty that can be found in each gender. Even though it's very different from gender to gender, it's still beautiful in its own way.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

There is nothing inherently "wrong" with being attracted to any gender. Our attraction to men and women isn't based on any sort of sexual agenda. Rather, we're open to finding love wherever it may be.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I was raised Roman Catholic. These days I don't agree with a lot of the faith, though I still respect it. But growing up, straight was the only option I ever knew existed. In the fourth grade, my dad told me that my oldest sister was a lesbian. I never really thought about that much, especially since she was the only person I had ever met who wasn't straight. So through high school I focused on guys and immediately turned off my thoughts any time I started feeling attracted to a female. After dating a number of men and getting into college (and away from my family), I started allowing myself to think about women in a more romantic sense. These days, I'm very open with myself about what I feel for people, regardless of their gender, and I'm so much happier about it.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

For me, the toughest part is that I live in a fairly closed-minded town when it comes to sexualities other than straight.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The world seems so much bigger!

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

My oldest sister has been extremely supportive, as have all of my friends who know. I have yet to come out to the rest of my family...

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 be honest with yourself! Forget about what you think you "should" feel, and listen to what you "do" feel.