Stories and conversations from us, from our community, from those who led us here, and from those who lead us into the future.
Everybody’s story is important. Our lives are our stories, each one built from events both mundane and exciting. Any given community is comprised of a plethora of stories. Our community is diverse and colorful, an amazing spectrum of people whose experiences are like anybody else’s, yet unique in no other way.
Our Stories wishes to capture your stories, to collect them. We want to record the experiences, tragedies, triumphs, lessons, and failures. As every life is important, so are our stories. Bisexual (of any spectrum), Pansexual, Transgender, Women, Men, Gender(of any spectrum), people of color, young, old; there are no exclusions. We all have something to say.
What are we looking for exactly? Both unique and mundane experiences that had an effect on you, as a person. It could be when you came out (either to yourself, or to others), times of support from unexpected directions, times of disappointment, failures, triumphs, what it means to be who you are, views from our youth, lessons from our elders, challenges of race, diversity of gender, what it means to be a part of our community, and what it means to be excluded from community. These moments are important and need preserved, even if most of the time we don’t realize it. There are so much of our day to day events that others can be touched by.
Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think, and remind us that as diverse as we all are, we are more similar than we realize.
Format. We would love to hear your stories in your own words. Record your voice at your computer or phone and send it to us, so we can post it. If that’s not your thing, then write it out and we’ll read it for you.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please advise if you’d like your name posted or wish to remain anonymous. We value the comfort and safety of everyone.
“My name is Sierra Packham I am 18 years old, and I am bisexual. I grew up in a separated household were, from where I observed my parents to be heterosexual, even though when I was younger those words didn’t mean anything to me….”
Submitted by Sierra Packham
Read by Mick Collins
“As we grow with the knowledge of who we are, the scales and balances of attraction go back and forth until we become comfortable with the understanding of where they lay.”
Submitted and read by Mick Collins