My ‘coming out’ was probably one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had. As an abuse victim my sexuality has always been hard to wrestle with. What I mean by that is that my natural self-discovery of my sexuality and my sexual self was fundamentally skewed and warped because right before I hit puberty I was sexually abused by my then best friend (who was several years older) who was a man.
I have always thought living with a mental illness was the hardest thing I ever faced in my life but coming out was just as hard. I struggled discovering who I really was and what I wanted.
Johnny Salib, a Toronto based artist, shares journal entries he found while creating one of his theatrical shows. Along the way he finds a journal he doesn’t remember sharing the struggle of what it means to be a bi man. The following video was shot at “Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret” at the Gladstone […]