United States

Hi, I‘m Alexis. I am Bisexual.

As a writer and lover of all things green, I am currently attending University as a CCJ Major. I absolutely love poetry, art, and design. I'm passionate about social justice and social change and participate in various efforts to better establish them in the world~ I'm a Christian and do my best to spread love wherever I go.

What being bisexual means to me

Being Bisexual to me means that I have the capacity to love beyond gender. That my love for another human being is not limited to one defining factor.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

First of all, We Are Real. Second of all, we are no different than anyone else. Thirdly, your sexuality in no way dictates your relationship with God. God made you the way you are for a reason, and your sexuality is just another part of the way he made you. There is no shame in it, don't let anyone tell you that you're wrong!

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I've always known that I was bisexual, but I never really accepted it till early on in my senior year of highschool. I sat down with myself and really had to do some soul-searching before I was ready to tell myself that I was bisexual. Growing up I knew that I liked girls and boys, but it never really manifested itself clearly until then. I'm happy to say that I'm fully content and comfortable in my bisexuality now.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest thing about being bisexual is the erasure that flows in both the straight and LGBT+ communities. There is a constant feeling of need to reaffirm your identity or to prove that you really exist. It can also be a struggle when people don't understand and simply assume your bisexuality is a phase or a a stepping stone to another sexuality.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The best thing about being bisexual is that your dating pool is GREATLY extended! (: Congrats! Ha, no, in all seriousness being bisexual is wonderful. You are a part of such a loving and amazing community of people, isn't that alone a beautiful thing?

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

My mother and brother both reacted greatly to my bisexuality. At first there was a tension of shock, but eventually they both came to understand it. They joke about it, but reassure me that they love and support me no matter what. My friends reactions have varied greatly, but It's been mostly positive vibes~

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

I can't stress this enough- Do not feel pressured to have everything figured out right now. Finding yourself and your sexual identity takes time. (: Do remember that regardless of what other people say or do your identity is yours alone and it's valid as long as it's true to you! There is a huge community of people waiting to love and support you, so don't be afraid to be who you are 110%!