It's Bi Visibility Day! I'm a proud pansexual/bisexual filmmaker. I'm a lover of souls regardless of gender or physical form in this lifetime. Throwback to when @outmagazine
premiered my film "Closet Made of Sheets." To quote Out: "It’s no secret that the LGBTQ community often overlooks or outright erases bisexual identity, which makes this story so important for Bursky, whose previous films have dealt with all manners of sexuality." Later in the interview they directly asked me how I hoped to combat bisexual erasure in media. Here were some of my thoughts: "Bisexual erasure is definitely something I've grown to see and feel more clearly in media—and in life. In my teen years, I wanted desperately to identify as "one thing or the other." I think I just really wanted a bold, clearly-defined identity. It was frustrating because, as much as I wanted to declare myself a lesbian, I fancied many men, women, and people who didn't have a clearly defined label. So what was I? I'd now venture to say I'm pansexual, though I'm not the biggest fan of labeling myself at all. I love people for people and that’s that!
I've really struggled with confidently making bisexual content. Because of bisexual erasure, I've been fooled into feeling I don't have an audience for my bisexual-themed work, but I know now that this is completely inaccurate. I really want to showcase the layered feelings of loving people beyond gender. I feel it’s my duty as an artist to dive within myself and unearth the thoughts and feelings I’m afraid to speak out loud.
By telling this particular story, I hope to combat the bisexual "shushing" and contribute to the greater picture of a world with bisexual representation and a world that supports the pursuit of human pleasure and exploration. Speak out, share your truth, and be vulnerable. Your words may grace the ears of someone who thought they were all alone." If you're in the mood for bisexual films... check out my shorts "Closet Made of Sheets," "She Once Was Distant" or "Wild Flowers" on my YouTube channel!
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