Sep. 24th, 2011

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Last night, the other ace at my campus LGBTQA group and I were sitting around and chatting, and we discussed the idea of approaching the officers of the group and offering to do a talk on asexuality sometime during Asexual Awareness Week. Trouble is, neither of us have ever been involved in an offline discussion like that.

Thoughts on how to set this up? Suggestions on what to be prepared for? If we do do this, we'll probably be addressing a medium-to-small group of mostly LGBT-identified people, some of whom I think have some very basic exposure to asexuality but almost none of whom have ever heard of it. Has anyone done something like this before?

Also, have spent most of my day working on the 101 resource [personal profile] kaz and SlightlyMetaphysical and I keep starting up, because we need one. Agh.


Sep. 24th, 2011 03:58 pm
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So I was writing something, and I absentmindedly wrote down "in the asexual community..." and went on with my sentence.

And then I looked back at it and I thought about that phrase, and whether it really quite fit. The thing is, I don't think you can actually say anything about "the asexual community" any more. There's too many different asexual communities with too many distinct cultures to be able to make that generalization. This is awesome.

This has hit me pretty hard, guys. Because when I first started identifying as ace, you could legitimately say that--there was AVEN and there was basically nowhere else to discuss asexuality. Oh, there were maybe a few tiny, isolated pockets of discussion where individual asexuals found each other in other spaces to talk, but nothing big enough to have its own culture that wasn't essentially identical to AVEN culture.

But now we have lots of different communities! And the cultures are changing, and this is just so cool.

I'm going to go off and be happy about this for the rest of the day now. I love the fact that we're decentralizing and spreading out so very widely. And just... eeeeee~<3

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