Female

Bisexual

United States



Hi, I‘m Erin. I am Bisexual.

I am a fun loving Irish girl who likes getting into trouble. I was born in Washington state but I identify as a Bostonian. My family is bi-coastal (hehe) with my father's side in Washington and my mother's side in New England. My family has very deep roots in Boston and I always pined from the time I was a small child to move there to be with my east coast family. When I turned 21, my dream came true and I took off like a bat out of hell (literally; my hometown was hell). I had a pretty tough time post-high school and struggled with a serious drug addiction, so moving to Boston pretty much saved my life. I've been clean from hard drugs for 12 years and now working on abstaining from alcohol as well. I lived in Boston for 10 years, went to film school and made a small name for myself in television, working on shows for PBS, National Geographic, Discovery and The History Channel. After the recession hit and the jobs ran out, I headed for LA, dead set on making an even bigger name for myself. I've been here for 3 years now and though it's taken time for me to get accustomed to it, I really do enjoy it. I work as an Editor in the film and television industry.

What being bisexual means to me

Oh gosh, being bisexual means SO MANY THINGS to me!! But the short answer is that I don't discriminate who I talk to, socialize with, date, have sex with or love based on sex, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, shoe size, gender identification, weight or social status. I absolutely ADORE fluidity and personal expression. Let your freak flag fly!

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

My personal version of heaven is to be able to tell anyone I meet that I am bisexual and for that statement to be met with complete acceptance and inherent understanding. In this version of heaven, I wouldn't have to answer a barrage of ignorant, close-minded and bi-phobic questions or feel that I have to defend myself or my lifelong identity.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I knew from the time I was very young that I was attracted to both sexes. Of course, it took me a while to develop my understanding of the term "bisexual" but I've never had a problem embracing who I am. My very first crush was Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. I was 7.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Dealing with bi-phobia and pre-conceived notions/judgements of what being bisexual means. I'm tired of having to give a dissertation every time I tell someone I'm bi.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Everything.

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

I have a very open and loving family and a great group of friends. As far as I know, no one has ever had a problem with my bisexuality.

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

Seek out your local community. We are here for you and we love you!