Rachel Dolezal, possibly the most talked about woman in America for claiming to be black when her parents insist she’s white, says she’s also bisexual.
The 37-year-old Montana native, an activist and artist, has seemingly become the news story that won’t stop giving.
She’s embroiled in controversy after controversy; relating to her racial identity, her family background, family feuds, sexual abuse and hate crime claims, past lawsuits, claims of her plagiarising artworks, and possibly more to be revealed.
In an interview on Wednesday with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Dolezal revealed that she felt a connection to transgender reality star Caitlyn Jenner when she read her recent “coming out” Vanity Fair article.
“I cried. Because I resonated with some of the themes of isolation, of being misunderstood—to not know if you have a conversation with somebody, will that relationship then end because they have seen you as one way,” Dolezal said.
She also revealed that race has been an issue for her, no matter who she’s been involved with: “I’m bisexual. And so, you know, I’ve dated men and women. And I will intentionally ask, like, ‘so do you just date light-skinned women? What’s your spectrum?'”
Dolezal continued to insist that she identifies as black in spite of her white biological parents and self-admitted “moments of creative non-fiction” about her past that she used to position herself as a black woman.
“I definitely am not white. Nothing about being white describes who I am. I’m more black than I am white. That’s the accurate answer from my truth,” she told Guthrie.”