Hey, happy Bisexual Awareness Week! Which is now, in case you weren't aware — which would be kind of ironic, yeah? And just in case you weren't aware, Evan Rachel Wood is doing what she can to increase visibility, including a lengthy series of tweets about her own experiences being bisexual.
"The reality is that bisexual people face discrimination not only outside of our community, but also from within. And that can discourage them from engaging in and benefiting from the work that LGBT advocates are doing to address our mental, physical and sexual health," Wood posted, quoting a Human Rights Campaign study. "Bisexual adults have double the rate of depression than heterosexual adults and are more likely to engage in self-harming behavior, including attempting suicide."
She was even more direct in discussing her own experiences: "I can assure you that whatever 'straight privilege' I sometimes get accused of having gets erased by biphobia," she tweeted. "I still feel like we have to constantly prove ourselves and our worthiness within the community. Point being, it's OK. We do exist. Don't let anyone make you feel unworthy."