Op-ed: An Open Letter to My Younger Bi Sisters:
Some sound advice for bi women in a world that doesn’t necessarily understand them.
Dear Bi Sisters Who Are in Their 20s and 30s,
In a few months I’ll be 40 years old. In the past 20 years, I have grown more knowledgeable about myself. I faced my fears and anxieties about being rejected by friends and relatives by being an out bisexual. I became more confident about needs: having people in my inner circle who have the skills to be fully engaging and emotionally expressive and who can celebrate my authentic self…
In keeping with the customs of my Haitian elders, I will give you some unsolicited advice — however, the advice I will share is the same advice that I practice myself.
- Practice radical self-acceptance
- Be vulnerable
- Develop your emotional support system
- Be your own cheerleader
- Save your emotional energy — stress causes physical pain
- Don’t give up on romance
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