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Jodie Marsh opened up about her sex life explaining that even though she fancies both men and women, and previously identifying as bisexual - right now, she is asexual because she “is just not interested in sex”
She was speaking at National Student Pride at the University of Westminster on February 25th on the Being Me Campaign’s Intersectionality Panel.
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- ‘I don't know if next year I'll be with a man, a woman, or with a toy in my bedroom’
- 'I'm nearly 40, I don't know who I am'
- ‘I can’t claim to have gone through what the other people on this panel have gone through, I’ve not come out, I don’t know who I am.’
- ‘Honest truth? I am asexual right now. I don’t want sex with anybody. I’m not interested in sex with anybody.’
The glamour model and documentary filmmaker Jodie Marsh has revealed she ‘doesn’t know’ how to identify her sexuality.
The 38-year-old British reality TV star, formerly of Celebrity Big Brother also added that ‘Learning to accept yourself is probably the hardest thing in life.’
She was on the panel chaired by BBC Radio 1 host Adele Roberts with Transexual Summer star Lewis Hancox, UK Black Pride’s Phyll Opuku-Gyimah, Straight Jacket author Matthew Todd and singer Sarah Nimmo.
Jesting with Adele Roberts who commented on how young she looks she said her secret was “botox”.
Talking more about how she identifies she stated how unnecessary labels were:
‘I know I‘m attracted to women just as much as men. I look at women, does that make me bisexual? I don’t like labels. I don’t need to say I’m gay or bisexual, it doesn’t matter to me. If I fancy a woman, I want to look at pictures of her, I don’t need to tell everyone. It’s not like I’m ashamed of it.’
As a Being Me Ambassador, the charity who calls out bullying and focuses on the multiple identities we all have she spoke about how she ‘experienced lots of prejudice’ in lots of ways.
She reflected on glamour modelling her time at private school, and facing discrimination in TV because she was a page 3 model.
‘This time next year I don’t know whether I’ll be with a man or woman or if I’ll be rolling around with a toy somewhere. You’ve got to love yourself and accept yourself. You need to work out who you are need what makes you happy.’
Jodie Marsh is an ambassador with the Being Me charity.
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The proudest aspect of our event is the careers fair, which keeps the daytime event free and is now the largest LGBT student Careers Fair in the UK. Last year, EY, Google, IBM and Clifford Chance took on graduates they interviewed and met at the event. Already confirmed are Ford, Santander, Fujitsu, RAF, RBS, Teach First, Ditch the Label and Intel engineering We have already exceeded last year’s roster of 55. Follow our social media for more big announcements of stalls. (@StudentPride)
National Student Pride is being platinum-sponsored in 2017 by EY for the seventh consecutive year. Maggie Stilwell, Managing Partner for Talent at EY, UK & Ireland, comments: “EY are proud to be the Platinum sponsor for National Student Pride 2017, a partnership we have built and maintained for the last seven years. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is unerring and the event allows us to connect with young LGBT talent in an environment of respect and opportunity. It’s important for us to show the next generation that they will be able to be themselves in the workplace. Last year thousands of the students from across the UK attended the event and we are excited to meet even more in February at the Careers Fair. We look forward to the whole weekend festival of events, including the ever popular series of discussions.”
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Silver: Aviva, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, GE Capital, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Thomson Reuters, The adidas Group
Titanium: Balfour Beatty, BDO, GSK, Google, EDF Energy
The event began at Oxford Brookes University in 2005 as a response to the Christian Union’s ‘Homosexuality and the Bible’ talk. Student Pride continues this mantra in its 12th year choosing to hold its 2017 event at on campus because the fight Students face remains just as prevalent, if not more complex, than when we first began.event began at Oxford Brookes University in 2005 as a response to the Christian Union’s ‘Homosexuality and the Bible’ talk. Student Pride continues this mantra in its 12th year choosing to hold its 2017 event at on campus because the fight Students face remains just as prevalent, if not more complex, than when we first began.
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