Kristen Stewart Makes A Case For How Being A Lesbian Could Make You Happier
People talk about “coming out” as an experience that feels like an opportunity to be their true selves, but sometimes it’s hard to know what that even means.
In an interview with Elle UK, Kristen Stewart opened up about the differences that dating a girl made in her life. After reading it, I realized people just feel happier when they’re open about their identity.
“When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it,” she said. “We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.'”
Basically, it seems like people were feeling as though they had the right to judge Kristen’s relationships with dudes — and by dudes I mean Robert Pattinson — because it fit into something they felt they could understand. And Kristen clearly wasn’t into that.
Kristen’s currently in a relationship with Alicia Cargile, and told the magazine that she’s in a really good place about it. They’d broken up a few times in the past but Kristen said, “this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.'”
If feeling isn’t the first step to happiness, I don’t know what is. But even if you know the lesbian route isn’t for you, let’s all be psyched that it’s working out for Kristen.