As part of LGBTQIA+ History Month, Verve is showcasing some inspirational student and staff stories
By Carolina Piras
The way I live my sexuality is always been very fluid and normalised. That happened since a very young age perhaps because my parents never introduced me to any sort of stigma, so the ‘diversity’ concept around straight, bisexual, gay, etc. was never an issue in my head; it was just… normality.
I’ve been a very extroverted person since I was a child so I’d always interact with people of any kind and got interested in their stories, their uniqueness.
Having this approach since I was a kid also had a reflection on the way I experienced my own sexuality: it was absolutely smooth.
I never felt like I had any need to ‘advertise’ being bisexual, which is not one of those things I’d say about me if I’m introducing myself to someone: it’s part of me but is so natural, I never thought it needed to be said.
Being attracted to women just as I am to men, was always in me and I felt I was attracted to both gender in different ways.
For this reason, my parents never made me feel wrong or like I had to advertise my sexuality, nor that was so important that needed to be mentioned.
I lived the fetishization on bisexual girls but it never really affected me.
Knowing and having ownership of my sexuality did nothing but empower me and give me more confidence.
It’s just who I am, I guess, and the greatness of it is that I realised people give me back the same energy and understanding I give them.
*London Met is proud to welcome everyone and is dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities for all, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, and other sexual orientations.Come along to our LGBTQIA+ Society and see how YOU can fit in – here is the link: https://www.londonmetsu.org.uk/organisation/lgbtqsociety/.