United States

Hi, I‘m Brianne. I am Bisexual.

I'm the kind of person that loves to get dressed up for a fancy dinner yet I like to get dirty and be outdoors. I'm very short being 4'11 so most people are taller than me and things are also, but I never let my height affect who I am. I don't let things stop me from doing what I love and what makes me happy.

What being bisexual means to me

It means liking both female and males and having a mutual compassion for both sexes.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Just because I like the same sex doesn't mean that I am different and weird, I'm the same person I've always been and always will be. Bisexual people are to be treated like any other person, not like an animal behind glass. We are to be looked at the same as always and loved and understood for who we are.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

My path to my bisexual identity started when I was about 7. I understood what it meant to like the same sex since my cousin was bisexual an later came out as a lesbian. I was always denying it and saying no I like boys I don't like girls am I crazy?! Later on I was still denying it, but by 6th grade I finally accepted the fact I like women and men and that it's just who I am.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

When I first came out as bisexual to my friend not all of them accepted me for me. Some stayed around and some left. The hardest part for me is telling my dad because my dad and I are so so close. He jokes about bisexual people in a negative way and it makes me feel like he won't accept me and will say "have you figured out if your lesbian or straight yet?"

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The best thing I think yet has to be that everyone that you find that is bisexual is different in their own way. Each girl I have dated was different and unique. I think out of all it's the way I'm happy with myself because I can be who I want and not care about what other think of me.

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

Other people when I have told me have either accepted it or left my life. When I told my mom I was bisexual she didn't believe me and I think she was shocked. My dad I she my told yet because I'm not comfortable with telling him quite yet.

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 let other peoples judgments take away what makes you happy in life. Just because someone thinks that your uncool or whatever because you happy with who you are make you sad. Stand up and say I'm happy with who I am and if you want to judge me from liking and loving the same sex leave because it's what makes me happy.