We Are Bisexuality; Pippa

#WeAreBisexuality is a month-long campaign to share the stories of Bisexuals during Bisexual Visibility Month. Stories and photographs shared with the permission of the parties involved. Share your story with us all throughout Bisexual Visibility Month.

Pippa is an 18 year old bisexual woman, that realized who she was in college-

“I came out to some of my friends when I was 15. When I started at college after secondary school, I decided to be out from the start. I’m not out to my parents yet, but I’m planning to once I start university.”

She isn’t out to everyone yet-

“You don’t have to come out at everyone all at once. You can be out to your friends and not your parents, or the other way around. Being queer IS coming out, every time you meet new people, so you’re not losing out on anything by not doing it all at once.”

She has some internalized ideas that she struggled with-

Feeling “not queer enough” is difficult. I don’t have wild hair, or stand out clothes. I look like a typical straight girl, not an exciting, out-there queer. It makes me shy away from people who are outwardly and obviously queer because I’m always worried they’ll shun me.”

And has a wish for the community-

“To be more visible, more supportive of one another, and have more pride in our own identities. I’d like to not have to feel like I’m surviving on the dregs of the LG community’s attention.”

Pippa

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