My first published article was posted today. Good Vibrations magazine has accepted me as a contributor, writing asexual perspective articles for a sex-positive audience.
Please check out “Asexuality Is Not Antisexuality: Sex Positivity in a Negative World.”
David Jay and I were interviewed on a podcast called The Authority Smashing! Hour. We had a nice hour-long chat with host Zeno, discussing not only asexuality itself but its relationship to radical society as a movement.
Listen to our interview
Read the transcript (transcribed by Sciatrix, Google Doc)
My interview in Marie Claire was published today.
Read about my perspectives on asexuality in “The Opposite of Sex”:
I’ve been picked to be one of the representative asexual folks discussing asexuality issues in the upcoming feature length indie documentary (A)sexual. Today was my interview.
The producer decided to include me because I suppose my videos on the ‘Net are important enough to the outreach for the movement. I’m happy they decided to do that, because I like having an opportunity to make my voice heard and contribute my unique strands here.
I had three production crew members in my apartment this afternoon: an interviewer, a photographer, and a cameraman. (Well, they all did more than that, but those seemed to be their main functions while they were with me.) And the first thing they did (after setting up HUGE LIGHTS and clipping one of those shmancy microphones on me) was videotape me videotaping myself.
My interview in The Daily Beast was published today.
Read about my asexuality perspectives in “No Sex? No Problem.”
I am pseudonymous as “Ivy” in the article, because most of my asexuality awareness stuff is done under my pseudonym.
I’ve been going through some old journals from when I was a child. I found this hilarious “About Me” packet I had to fill out in fifth grade—full of prompts asking me to provide answers to unimaginative questions that everyone asks kids.
In asking what I wanted to be when I grew up, it said “When I grow up, I want to be a . . . ”
I wanted to be an author.
So I wrote “author” and then I corrected the prompt above by changing “a” to “an.”
That’ll show those jerks who can’t imagine that any kid would want to grow up to be something that starts with a vowel.
I also found this prompted journal entry for “What Makes Me Happy,” in which I announced that I liked writing and wanted to be a writer . . . and that “not having a boyfriend” made me happy. Guess I was destined to be an aromantic asexual from a young age?
Jumping off some quotes I made to Salon earlier this year, I seem to have found myself quoted a bunch of times in AASECT’s newsletter, Contemporary Sexuality.
“Asexuality Gets More Attention, But Is It a Sexual Orientation?”
I wasn’t specifically asked about having my quotes appear here, but I was represented pretty well. Sadly, the article does spend a lot of time suggesting asexuality is a trend and what danger asexual people pose to other people exploring their sexuality since, you know, it’s such a fad and it’s probably about repression. Oh well.
My interview in Salon was published today.
Read about my asexuality perspectives in “Asexual and Proud.”