So what’s going on with AAW?: an update + masterpost
It has been over two months and I have yet to hear back from asexualawarenessweek about the extremely problematic resource they had listed on their site that was basically an Aryan Brotherhood symbol and that was taken down without any word or public apology/statement of accountability (and, as a far lesser priority, the mysterious loss of my position with them as an intern).
- The original post that includes the emails I sent. Update: it has been 61 days since I sent that first email.
- Why you should care about this issue/the implications
- Upset at AAW? Recommended action
- Media for Asexual Awareness Week ‘14 to bring to light issues of dire importance and relevance to the asexual community - the violence against and murder of trans and queer people of color
- NCAVP’s 2013 report on LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Hate Violence
I also wanted to say thanks to everyone for spreading this around - this silencing of Black and brown aces needs to end. It is violent. I’ve been sort of everywhere in my write-ups, leaving out links, and often not discussing the original issue which was the blatant anti-Blackness of the material on the site and how pervasive that anti-Blackness is in the entire structure of the ace community, especially ace organizations that represent us to the media and are accessed by vulnerable youth.
Please remember to center that, and center the violence that Black LGBTQ people face as the most targeted of the most targeted LGBTQ group when it comes to hate crime and police brutality.
White supremacy is so prevalent in the LGBTQ and ace communities. This is violence. This affects the safety of Q/TPoC. Our lives matter.
and hey, lovely anon with the nonbinary resource request~ if you have any more detailed ideas of what sort of things you’d like to read, i can write them! or recommend them! i’m thinking of you <3
my gender: part 1
Hi. If you don’t mind talking about it, could you tell me a bit about how you figured out your gender identity? I’ve been feeling doubtful that I’m anything other than cis, even though I frequently have feelings of not lining up with “girl” and I guess I could use some reassurance or stories from other people.
I got an ask from one of my fave followers a long while back asking if I could describe how I figured out my gender identity, and it’s taken me until now to really feel able to sit down and answer.
Basically, it’s been a long road from there to here, and I feel like there’s still a long road ahead of me. In fact, I want to describe my gender journey in three acts sometime, but I can give you the abridged version…
sometimes i talk to a person and then i feel so much better about my gender
and then i remind myself that i might be that person for someone else
so that is an Important Thing
Hemingway goes up to the counter and orders one espresso. It’s hot. He drinks it in silence. It makes him remember his father’s cabin. He thinks about the woman he loved once. He does not smile. The coffee reminds him of war - short but painful, swallowed down quickly. One could order worse drinks. He leaves Starbucks and walks out into the rain.