Hey Friends! So, as it turns out, I’ve written a lot about asexuality and what it means to me. Rather than write something new (although there’s plenty bubbling up in my brain!), this Asexual Awareness Week I’m sharing some of my favorite pieces that I’ve written about asexuality!
The first piece I wrote on asexuality answers The Top 4 Questions I’m Asked When I Say I’m Asexual. [Psst! It was also my first piece that I was paid to write!]
In this piece, I answer a big question: “what are the differences between aesthetic and sexual attraction?” [Side note: It’s more than semantics!]
Demisexuality is a common sexual orientation that many people do not know about. I demystify it here and later my article was syndicated on HuffPost!
After a few heated conversations about Aces’ place in the LGBTQ+ alphabet soup, I wrote a piece On Coming Out As Asexual. I write a lot about belonging in LGBTQ+ spaces and what that means to me. You can read more about my perspectives here, here, and here.
Happy #AsexualAwarenessWeek! 💜 Your identity is valid, beautiful, & worthy of celebration 💜 Take part: https://t.co/m6xpSWVV41 💜 #asexual pic.twitter.com/YjMIY5tHN9
— The Trevor Project (@TrevorProject) October 22, 2017
Finally, there are countless resources online that helped me learn more about the incredible diversity of asexual-identifying people, the intricacies of the asexual community, and also more about myself. If you’re looking for more resources on asexuality, here are some of my favorite particularly informative pages:
- The Trevor Project – Asexual
- Asexual Awareness Week Website
- Asexuality Archive
- Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
- The Asexual Agenda
Photo Credit: The Trevor Project, 2017