I grew up in a very conservative family. We didn’t talk about sexuality, and I never felt like I would be supported if I came out to my family. So I never did.
My parents scoffed and told me to stop when I kissed girls in front of them on the lips and they encouraged me to keep all those thoughts and feelings about girls to myself. Because of this I struggled all through adolescence and young adulthood.
It’s this reason I feel it so important to talk about sexuality with our young adults and embrace our children’s affections with others no matter what their preference.
I have had girlfriends, short relationships and long, but I forever kept them to myself mostly because my interest in men apparently solidified my sexuality in my family’s eyes… how can a girl so “boy crazy” from the beginning be bisexual…? It’s easy… the girl loves who she loves.
So in the spirit of pride month, & at the age of 35, I come out to my family and the world… yes, I’ve been married twice… both times to men… this is a coincidence. Love is love.
Speaking out about our lives, struggles and relationships empower our children to be able to do the same. Hi world 👋😅 I’m Heather, I’ve been married a total of 17 years of my life to men, but that doesn’t mean I love women any less! 🏳️🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Happy pride! 💖