In this “I’m From Driftwood” video testimony, Amber Hikes, an Atlanta-based bisexual woman, shares a touching story about her mother, which gives a hopeful reminder that not all coming out stories in the Black LGBTQ community end in family rejection. In honor of Bisexual Awareness Week (September 21-27) and our ongoing efforts to raise bisexual visibility, ELIXHER will be drawing attention to important issues that affect the bisexual communities.

As Amber says herself, “My experience is that people of color, when I hear their coming out stories, there’s always some element of tragedy or real struggle or estrangement from their families, and while that certainly has been the case with a lot of people, it wasn’t my experience.”

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