United States

Hi, I‘m Kierah. I am Bisexual.

My name is Kierah Michelle Hernandez. I live in Katy, Texas. I have a total of 12 siblings from both parents whom I love more than anything. Singing, drawing, and photography are my passions. I'm 15 and a freshman. After high school I hope to go to A.I. (Art Institute of Houston) if I am able to pay for the tuition. I want to own a photography business when I'm older. A lot of the time I spend my days trying to make others happy and putting their needs before my own. A lot of the time my kindness gets mistaken for weakness but don't get me wrong I am a lot stronger than I seem. I've been through more than I should have in the past 15 years. I am a very honest and open person but just because I'm open doesn't mean I'm going to tell you everything; if you want to know just ask and I'll be honest. My worst fear is having the people I love feel the pain I have felt. Everyone deserves to be happy and more importantly everyone deserve to be who they want to be and not what society tells them to be.

What being bisexual means to me

To me being bisexual mean being with who you love no matter their gender. Basically loving who you want to love.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Just because some one is bisexual doesn't mean they are more likely to cheat. That is a misconception. A persons sexuality does not make them a cheater it is the individual themselves.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I guess I've always knows I liked both genders but I never admitted it to my self because I was scared of what people might think of me. When I did finally admit it to my self I was in a relationship with a guy and I was scared how he might take the news. So ever now and then I would bring up the subject or gays and lesbians and I would try to see what his opinion was. Every time I would bring it up he would tell me that all people from the LBGT community were gonna go to hell. I would joke around with him (or atleast he thought I was joking) about me being bi and one day I asked him "what would you do if I told you I was bi?" His response was "I would break up with you." Hearing that killed me inside because I knew I could never completely be my self around him. After he and I broke up I became more open about it because I didn't have to worry about what he thought of me or losing him. Looking back now I feel like I shouldn't have hidden who I was. I wasn't proud then but I am proud now. Not everyone knows but a lot of people do. I don't go around telling everyone but if they were to ask I would be honest. My current boyfriend is 100% supportive and accept me for who I am. I feel free now that I'm not hiding it anymore. Like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Not being able to completely be yourself for fear that you will me judged especially by the ones you love.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Being different but the same. Different because not everyone like both genders and the same because there are more people out there like me so I'm not alone.

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

So for everyone has been supportive and accepting which make extremely happy.

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

Don't be scared to be who you are. If someone doesn't accept you for you then you didn't need them in your life in the first place. Also, you're not alone there are other people out there just like you.