Siwa’s grin was unwavering as she gushed about the kind messages she’s received in reaction to her latest social media posts.
“I have gotten the most endless amount of love and support. I’m just … I’m really, really happy,” the viral star said on Saturday (Jan. 23). “Now that the world gets to see this side of my life, it makes me really, really happy. I’ve been happy in this land for a minute now. Now that I just get to share that with the world, it’s awesome.”
Later on in her live session, she added, “It’s been 48 hours of the world knowing. It’s been the best 48 hours.”
Siwa took a moment to give a thoughtful answer to a follower’s question of “What label are you?”
“The reason why I’m not ready to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer,” she candidly said. “I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people. Right now, I’m super duper happy and I, you know, want to share everything with the world, I really do, but I also want to keep things in my life private until they are ready to be public.”
“Right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s OK. It’s awesome, and the world is there for you. There are so many people that are there for you. I know everyone’s situation is different and it might be harder for some people and it might be easier for some people to come out or be themselves, but I think coming out has this stigma around it — that it’s this really, really, really scary thing — but it’s not anymore. There are so many accepting and loving people out there that it’s OK. Of course people are going to say it’s not normal, but it’s your normal. Nothing is normal. Literally not one thing about anybody is normal, and it’s OK to not be normal, it’s OK to be a little different, it’s OK to be a little weird, it’s OK to be a little strange … I think a lot of people are afaid of being different. That’s something we should never, ever be afraid of. That’s something we should be proud of and that we should celebrate,” said Siwa on Instagram Live.
Siwa said she’d also received questions like “How long have you been a part of the community?” and “How long have you been whatever you are?”
Her response: “I don’t know. I think my whole life. Because my whole life, I have really, really been, I just liked people, but I never have fallen in love before. But I always believed that my person was just going to be my person. If that person happened to be a boy, great! And if that person happened to be a girl, great! I think I’m just really happy. I think in life you know when you meet your person, I really do.”
As she continued to let fans in to bits of her personal life during the live chat, Siwa was happy to share how supportive her parents have always been.
“My parents have known,” she pointed out. “My mom said that she’s known for the last two years. She’s like, ‘I just know with you.’ She was like, ‘About two years ago was when I was like, yeah, I don’t think that you only like boys. And that’s totally OK.’ They just have always been so everything and so over-the-top.”
Watch a replay of her full Instagram Live here.