The Bisexual Problem


Hello internet!

As many of you know, this summer I came out as bisexual. It was a terrifying liberation. For the first time, I finally feel like I'm beginning know myself and can share her with the people I care about.

Click here if you want to read about my coming out story.

For my readers, this is a big what?!? moment. I've written many heteronormative love poems, some of which are my most popular. I've learnt that my confessional honesty drives many of you here, so the fact I've never mentioned this part of my love life may feel like an artistic betrayal.

But I have. 

I just changed the pronouns. Or avoided them completely. 

No one considered that the "you" I addressed love poems to was female. For a long time it was hard for me to even consider. But at many times it was. 

Sorry to disappoint the ever accumulating list of boys who thing I'm in love with them. Was actually in love with a girl. And writing about her. #punked 

But honestly, I'm not just writing love poems to broadcast my emotions. I want to let other people feel heard, especially those from underrepresented communities. 

Regardless of the gender, love is universal. It's been wonderful sharing my crazy attempts at it with you. Hope y'all stick around as I write some LGBT pride poems and become even more personal and authentic. Who knows what journeys are yet to arrive?

I've had people request I stop doing bisexual poetry because it's offensive. Being queer is who I am. I am a bisexual, therefore all my work is bisexual poetry. If that bothers you...don't really want your readership anyway.

(Same) Love,

Ariel

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