May 22, 2014 I had my second interview with a girl named Tiffani. She is fifteen years old going on sixteen in June. We both go to the same high school and she is in my Theatre class with me; Tiffani is a sophomore. When I first asked if I can interview her she asked me why, I answered and said “Uh … um … I just find you interesting…” and she was like okay cool! I was very anxious to interview her, because my questions were kind of … nosy. When I got up this morning I thought to myself today is the day I’m going to interview Tiffani, so I took my Ipod, my pen, and my notebook and put it in my book bag. I was ready to interview.
We were both in the school library and sat down on hard uncomfortable chairs. Tiffani was wearing a striped maxi dress.
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: I heard you are a lesbian. How did you become one? Were you always attracted to females or did you all of a sudden start being attracted to females?
TIFFANI: Well, it’s not like I become one, like I always like girls and stuff, but like sometimes like it’s how you feel. It’s all about how you feel about somebody it’s not about if your attracted to them — like personality wise. Like I wouldn’t want to judge somebody on how they look or personality, you know. So I like some boys and I like some girls, but I lean more towards girls
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: Did you come out to your parents? If so, what was their reaction? Did they treat you the same or differently?
TIFFANI: Yeah, I think I told my mama when I was in eighth grade. Well, she found out…yeah… Long story… Yeah she found out and she still loves me.
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: How did she find out?
TIFFANI: Oh, she looked at my phone. (Her mom saw some her texts messages that’s how she found out).
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: Do you feel accepted?
TIFFANI: Yeah! I don’t care who don’t accept me, they can kiss my ass.
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: When people find out that you are homosexual, do they treat you differently?
TIFFANI: It depends on who the people are. Like my friends know they don’t care, ’cause most of my friends are the same way I am, and then other people — I don’t really give a fuck who don’t like it. Don’t talk to me, don’t hang out with me, ’cause at the end of the day you don’t control my life.
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: Do you have a girlfriend?
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: Are you sometimes at all attracted to some men?
TIFFANI: Yes, yes I do.
INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: I know you said lean more towards women. Is there times you find like a hot male superstar or something?
TIFFANI: Hell yeah! Hell… yeah… They be ooh! They make me feel some type a way! (laughs)