This month I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Aces! As Sciatrix says in the masterpost:
This blog carnival is an effort to encourage a variety of different voices to speak about asexuality from their own perspectives. Anyone can participate, but the responses should deal with asexuality or the asexual spectrum (grey-As, demisexuals) in some way. They should also relate in some way to the theme of each round of the carnival, which will change from month to month and will be chosen by the person hosting the carnival for that month.
The scope of this project is general–any post dealing with both asexuality and the theme of the carnival is welcome. Alternate forms of media are also welcome as long as they deal with the prompt! If you’re not sure whether your piece is okay, submit it anyway and we’ll figure it out.
This month, our theme is going to be re/presentation.
Feel free to interpret this theme as broadly as you’d like. Here are a just a few ideas.
- How do you think that those of us who are asexual should present ourselves to others as a group, if we should do so at all, and why? Do you think that current asexual visibility efforts are working?
- Are you ‘out’ as an asexual, and if so, how do you present your asexual identity to others? How do they respond?
- Have you ever presented asexuality and/or represented asexuals to others? How did it go? This needn’t only involve such deliberate things as giving presentations, being interviewed, and the like. For instance, perhaps you are the only asexual known to your family or friends. Do such people ever view you as though a representative of all asexuals, even if you intend nothing of the sort?
The deadline for submissions will be January 31st and I should have the roundup posted within a few days after the deadline. You can leave a link to your submission in a comment here, or by emailing it to me. (I have a gmail account with the handle heorrenda.) If you don’t have a blog and would like to make a guest post here, then you can also contact me by either of those methods for us to work that out.