Who Is The Black Sheep? Essay

839 Words Jan 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Growing up, I was always the “black sheep” of any group I tried to identify with. I was the “black sheep” of my family – Majority of my family members were Christians, I am an atheist. My immediate family enjoyed Top 40 music (which is fine), but I wanted to branch out; I wanted to learn and enjoy music more than anyone ever did. I was the first person in my family to play an instrument, and later learned two more instruments. The majority of my family members were heterosexuals, there may have been a distant cousin or two that were homosexual. I am bisexual. I have always known my orientation since I was a little girl. Growing up in a small town, that is definitely not “the norm”, and is actually very frowned upon. I switched school from a county school to a very small, semi-private city school in elementary school. I still felt like the “black sheep” for a multitude of reasons, such as my family was poorer than most of the other families at the school. I did not have the “popular” shoes or backpacks; I had what we could afford. As I grew older in middle school, things got exponentially worse in being the “black sheep”. I grew to like different music than what was popular with my peers. I came out as a bisexual at 13 years old. I liked girls and boys. That was unheard of at this middle school, there was not one person I can remember that was publicly homosexual or bisexual at this time. My middle school was about 180 people from 6th to 8th grade, small compared to any…

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