Hi, I‘m Will. I am Bisexual. I currently live in Missouri, where I am working on my Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies. When I am not working in the theatre, I like to relax at home with my wonderful wife and our big black kitty, Shinobi. My greatest passion is teaching; I look forward to the day I am a professor and teaching and learning with my students.
What being bisexual means to meIt's part of who I am. I am attracted to and am willing to be in a relationship with men and women.
What I would like the world to know about bisexualsWe exist. We live lives, have relationships, pursue passions, and make it through each day just like everyone else.
What was your path to a bisexual identity?It feels like a long one from when I was 12 years old to now. I struggled with figuring out who I am and then battled with accepting my bisexuality. I am proud now to be able to accept myself and be open about this aspect of me. In fact, I am working on a one-man show about my bisexual journey because I believe there needs to be more bisexual narratives out in the world.
What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?Those first parts of my journey when I was discovering who I was. Was I gay? Was I straight? Bi? Does bi exist? So many questions, and it was hard to find answers.
What is the best thing about being bisexual?Being able to appreciate love and gender from my unique perspective. Being part of a community that shares this perspective.
How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?My wife was the first person I ever told while we were dating, and she was the first to accept me for who I was immediately. I can never be appreciative enough for that. My colleagues and friends in grad school have been supportive in my theatrical work to share my bisexual narrative.
What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?Surround yourself with those who will support you. There is no greater thing than community.