Hi, I‘m Tara. I am Bisexual. I live in Diamond Bar, CA. I'm a cartoonist. "Gooch", a bi-weekly webcomic about a bisexual man and his circle of friends is among my creations. I also run my family's business. I'm from lots of different places, mostly Kansas, but California has become home for me.
What being bisexual means to meBeing bisexual means not having to police my attractions and being open to love people of different genders and orientations in different ways.
What I would like the world to know about bisexualsWe don't bite. Unless you're into that.
What was your path to a bisexual identity?I spent a long time telling myself that I had to commit to being solely attracted or committed to one gender or other. First I had to be a straight "man", and I had to focus on my feelings toward women to the point of abnegating my desires for men and others. Later, I felt pressure from the gay community to train my attention exclusively on men. At every turn some desirous person drew me away from such narrow focus. I eventually came out as bisexual, which always felt intuitively right to me.
What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?Having to come out to people over and over again, because they forget that being bi is even an option.
What is the best thing about being bisexual?I have experienced a range of romances and sexual experiences of a breadth that most people only read about.
How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?Sometimes they don't believe me right away. They seem to fall into the habit of thinking I'm only attracted to one gender or other. They need regular reminding. Coming out is a lifelong activity not a one time task.