*My computer quit as I was three-quarters of the way through this post, so please excuse any remaining bitterness that slips through. It’s my computer being an asshole and making me completely restart even though I had the post copied on my clipboard, not any of the wonderful participants.
For anyone who missed it, a blogging carnival is a blogging event where bloggers chime in and all blog about the same subject. The Carnival of Aces is a monthly blogging carnival with topics revolving around asexuality. If anyone wants to host, it’s pretty easy and doesn’t take up much time! It’s easier to come up with a theme than you may think. You can sign up over at asexualagenda on wordpress! Just leave your name/blog link and the month you want to host in the comments! Volunteers always welcome.
Without any further ado, let’s see what people blogged about this November for “Then and Now”!
@demiandproud poignantly talked about their own sense of pride, coming out, and representation.
@thenoteswhichdonotfit shared their growth into ace seniority, what this means, and if it should really be a tangible concept.
Coyote on @theacetheist noted the change in online platforms for the ace community over the years and personal reasons for these changes.
@acubedblog told of how time could personally make a difference in sense of identity and coming out. TW: ableist language
@Satsuma gave a nice breakdown of the history of asexual visibility/platforming and representation in media.
Perfect Number on @tellmewhytheworldisweird conveyed her story on how Christianity can impact one’s view of asexuality and inhibit self-acceptance.
Isaac on @heterogen imparted their view on how the ace community in Spain has grown.
@controlledabandon recounted their journey of questioning, doubting, and identifying their sexuality in timeline fashion.
Thank you everyone so much for participating! It was sad to see so many similar themes of “same old, same old” but great to be reminded of the positive steps forward we have managed to take.