Interview: Anna Perkins

Today we’re joined by Anna Perkins. Anna is a wonderful young musician who sings in their school choir. They plan to study music in college. It’s very clear that they’re a passionate and dedicated musician, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about
your art.

I am a vocal musician, in choir at school; and in a couple
years will be going to college and major in vocal music.

What inspires you?

I’m not really sure. When I see a piece of music I just a
this warm feeling inside me, then when I start reading it and singing

it the feeling spreads throughout my body and it’s just
amazing.  

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

When I was younger I saw some people in their school choir
and they looked so happy and the music I heard made me really happy and that
got me to pursue music. One of the first memories I have it listening to a
choir so yes I have always wanted to.

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?

I do not have one.  

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

Don’t let anything get in your way. If you want to get to a
certain level then work for it. And if you audition for something, or you
submit a piece to a contest, or anything where your art would be judged, try
your best. If you don’t win then learn from that. Not every piece will be a
winner.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

I am a sex repulsed asexual pan romantic Agender human 🙂

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

Not in my field, but in other places I have. Idk if that
counts still but any kind or ace prejudice or ignorance, just try not to let it
get to you. They do not define you. You do.

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

Well, most people think that I’m asexual because I was sexually
harassed and that that means that one day I will want to have sex with my
significant other. This is not true at all.

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

Just go with what you feel. If you think that you are
asexual then go for it. If you want to change your mind or you think that
you’re something else, that’s fine. You define you. Not anyone else.

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

People can message my Tumblr or my Instagram
(basementdelusion is the username for both) and ask any question they would
like to. I don’t post videos of me singing because I don’t want to post
something and then have people try to judge me or tell me what to do with my
music so I just keep it for myself until someone asks to hear me then I send a
video to them if they like.

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