Rainbows are amongst the most beautiful and magical creations of god. The colours vary and yet hold each other together. We all have our favourite colour that reflects our personality and nature.
But, hey! I’m not talking about the rainbow you see after rain, I am talking about sexuality. Like the rainbow, sexuality is diverse and beautiful. Sexuality is personal, and an important part of who we are. There are a wide range of sexual identities, laid out before us, letting us choose what suits us best.
It’s not just about who we’re attracted to. Attraction is like a water reflection. It doesn’t show who you really are and yet it does. The concept of sexuality runs deeper, as it affects our way of thinking, living and working too. It is a term that has been underestimated throughout the world.
Sexuality is diverse. It’s a garden with a variety of flowers for us to choose who we love the most. This field is one of the most important, yet the most neglected part of our lives. Our sexuality is often considered psychological, but it has both psychological and physiological associations. Psychology – the sexual pull towards someone, no matter how they identify. Physical orientation affects it slightly too, in the matter of how we look at ourselves and our psychology regarding it.
Many of us tend to ignore our sexual pull, if it doesn’t fit with the ‘normal’ (heteronormative) pattern that society has laid out for us. Society tends to label us and they have made rules that they expect us to follow. But even if some of society do accept us, some people try to hide this part of themselves in fear of being looked down upon or treated badly. Across the world, some people are experiencing a lot of difficulty in this matter and some are being discriminated against and belittled more than others.
The most important thing is that we acknowledge our inner self and accept it regardless of what society says or does. We must stand in the light and support everyone, regardless of what they choose to identify as. Because no matter what colour we are in the rainbow, we are beautiful and unique in our own way.
Shruti Prajit has been writing since childhood. It means a lot to her as it has helped her during her most difficult times. Her inspirations are nature, her surroundings, BTS and her ‘bae’. She studies psychology and she loves to write about humanity.