LGBT+ month was chosen to be in the month of June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in 1969. And now, every year in the month of June, people in the LGBT+ community celebrate their sexualities. Seeing people in the community with such pride makes me feel so happy and excited. Love is love and we should all feel pride in our sexualities.
Something I previously failed to understand was that sexuality is fluid. Sexuality can change daily, monthly, yearly – depending on who you are. Your sexuality may never change, but it is about what it right for you at this present moment. It’s personal, and it’s sacred. Sometimes it can ever be difficult to be truthful and honest with yourself, because of fear that you may not be accepted in society or by loved ones. No one’s experience of self discovery is the same and that is what makes this journey truly beautiful. It’s a rollercoaster ride of feelings and emotions (good and bad). You don’t have to know what you identify as because you do not have to label yourself or put yourself into a box. You are you and not society’s label. I still do not know what I identify as and that is OK. Curiosity is natural and no individual should be made to feel bad about that.
It shouldn’t be this difficult to be yourself though. But we are born into this world, assumed to be heterosexual. Maybe that is what makes self discovery so difficult. Because it goes against what you have been taught since a baby, and what has been ingrained into your subconscious thought processes. Perhaps the next generation will teach our children to be proud of whoever they are, regardless of what they identify as and who they are attracted to.
Regardless of who you love – be proud! Love is love and in my opinion, there is no shame.
If you are going through a difficult time at the moment, I would love to talk to you about it. I will always offer a neutral space to discuss any thoughts.
Juliet x x