This video was one of the first videos to inspire me to focus my efforts on YouTube. Thank you Christina Grimmie. Rest in Peace
I am asexual. I spent so much of my life trying to "fit in" and figure out what was wrong with me. Why don't I feel the way that other people do? Am I broken? Gay? Straight? None of it really ever added up. So I gave up on trying to figure myself out. I told myself "you're just weird" and figured I needed to move on and ignore it. I dated and slept with people because i thought that was what I was supposed to do, but I was never able to achieve long term intimacy because I wasn't being truthful with myself or my partners. Then one day I was laying in bed, just flipping around on Facebook. I clicked on a link from Miley Cyrus about the spectrum of sexuality, which opened up a whole new level of understanding and learning about who we are as people. I followed some more links from that article and ended up on this book, "Asexuality: the invisible orientation" I read story after story from people who felt the same as I did. I thought for a few moments and then came out to myself for the first time. It felt amazing. I laughed and cried as I thought through so many experiences in my life that finally made sense. I was nervous at first. Afraid of telling people. I felt stupid and like I was wrong and that I should just not tell anyone and shut up about it. Luckily I have some very strong role models in my life from all over the sexual spectrum who showed me first hand that life is much better when you own your identity. I felt a new strength and self empowerment that I had never felt. I am not broken I am not alone I am asexual. My goal in sharing my story on this #nationalcomingoutday is to help anyone and everyone else feel comfortable in their own skin. Be you Be happy Be love ❤️????????????????