Finding out about asexuality made everything about middle school and my freshman year understandable. Like, I may not understand a lot about it still, but like, there’s a word for it, and thats pretty neat.

What was the best part of discovering asexuality? Send me an ask with your answer!

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The best part about discovering asexuality, for me, is that I finally understood why I had never really thought the “things” that other people thought. Also, all the jokes and puns I can make now

What was the best part of discovering asexuality? Send me an ask with your answer!

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My fave thing about figuring out my ace-ness was that second of shock and then “oh”

What was the best part of discovering asexuality? Send me an ask with your answer!

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I actually had a really hard time with being ace at first. It took me at least half a year to accept myself for it. I think the best part of discovering I was ace was embracing the label. It boosted my self esteem a lot after those several months.

What was the best part of discovering asexuality? Send me an ask with your answer!

Posted in ace, actually ace, Anon, asexual, ask the empress, I was so upset for almost a year due to so much internalized homophobia from my upbringing, it was so great once I embraced it too <3, oh gosh same

you can identify as ace and still experience a sex drive, right? this has always been a confusing concept for me, because i assumed i having a sex drive must mean you experience sexual attraction? but those aren’t necessarily connected, right?

Your sex drive is different from sexual attraction. Like, you have gas in the car, but no need to go in any direction. Having sexual attraction is driving the car in a certain direction.

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acewlws: all ace wlw are beautiful people and deserve to be happy and respected and loved and…

acewlws:

all ace wlw are beautiful people and deserve to be happy and respected and loved and that’s the tea

Posted in ace wlw, mod britt, positvity, Sapphic, sapphic ace, wlw

sosospoopy: @asexualmoments here ya go! panromantic ace octopus…

sosospoopy:

@asexualmoments here ya go!

panromantic ace octopus cutie ^^

*send me your sexuality and favorite animal or food or thing and I’ll draw a nice drawing for you with pride colors*

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queerio-arts: Hey so i made some witchy ace icons!

queerio-arts:

Hey so i made some witchy ace icons!

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Interview: Sarah

Today we’re joined by Sarah. Sarah is a phenomenal young cellist who has been playing the cello for a few years now. They’re very dedicated to music as you’ll soon read. It’s clear they have an incredibly bright future ahead of them. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please,
tell us about your art.

This is my fourth year playing cello. I began
when I was in the sixth grade in a school music class, and have continued my
music through school and private studies.

What
inspires you?

I am inspired by the works of classical
composers like Gustav Mahler, but my favorite pieces to perform are done by
Danny Elfman and Nikolai Korsakov.

What
got you interested in your field?  Have
you always wanted to be an artist?

When I first heard somebody playing the cello,
I was in fifth grade and playing the violin. I heard and loved the way the
music sounded with the cello, and immediately decided that I would play the
cello.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature
you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

Not really. Most of the stuff that I play is
already composed, and so I follow the dictation.

What
advice would you give young aspiring artists?

I know most young artists get tired of hearing
this, but the trick really is just to practice. You have to keep at it, and you
will get better. After four years of music, I sound immeasurably better than I
did when I began. You just have to keep at it.

ASEXUALITY

Where
on the spectrum do you identify?

I am an asexual aromantic. I am also very much
sex-repulsed.

Have
you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I usually try to educate my fellow musicians
about my orientation, or ignore them. Most of the time they just accept that
they won’t change my mind, and leave me alone.

What’s
the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

That asexuality is a medical condition that
can be cured. When I tell people, I usually get responses like “That’s too
bad”, “But you’re so pretty”, and “Have you seen a doctor about that?” And any
combination of the three. People think that it is a bad thing, like a disease.

What
advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be
struggling with their orientation?

You are completely and 100% valid. No matter
what other people say about your sexuality or try to convince you about your asexuality,
it is real. And that’s awesome. It is NOT a disease or illness, it is a valid
sexual orientation, and you definitely belong in the LGBTQIA community!

Finally,
where can people find out more about your work?

I will often post stuff about it on my blog
(at mindel14)

Thank you, Sarah, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

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I’m a POC aro and I’d like to send support to all POC aros who feel pressured to be in a relationship and get married because it’s heavily encouraged in your culture.

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