Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Look At All My Many Friends

For a while now, I've been meaning to profile all the asexual-themed blogs in my "Homies" list. Don't get me wrong-- my friends who write on other topics are awesome too, and you should read their blogs with zeal. But, I wanted to focus on the asexy ones right now, because I find people are often surprised by how many there really are. I hesitated to describe other peoples' blogs, because I will invariably get some description wrong. If that happens on yours, please correct me. Here we go, in alphabetical order:

Ace of Hearts belongs to the Impossible K, who I was lucky to recently meet in person. She covers a wide range of topics, from media representations to people's common misconceptions about asexuality. (*Subliminal message about regional northwest meetup!*)

Edge of Everywhere was just started this month, but I'm interested to see what else it's author, Asexyfeminist, writes about. I like what she has to say in her intro post: "I value my role as a perpetual misfit, and look forward to a lifetime of making new connections and facing difficult questions. I know that those of us who view life from the outside will leave our mark on the world."

eFeminate is written by Natalie, an intersex, gender-neutral Australian who is also asexual (and has 11 toes!) She calculates that "there are about 1,669 people like me in the world". (Would it be horribly obnoxious of me to say, "You need an update!" I'd like to think it's a form of flattery.)

Glad to be A is about the personal experiences of an 31-year-old aromantic/semi-romantic ace from Scotland. It's interesting to get a perspective from someone who's had an asexual identity longer than most of the rest of us. As she says, "You won’t find too much asexual angst in this journal, because I’m happy with my status."

DJ, the founder of AVEN, writes Love from the Asexual Underground. As far as I know, this is the longest-running asexual blog. It used to be a podcast only, but now has written content as well. I'm glad to see this fellow San Franciscan at many meetups, and he always has interesting ideas about community and relationships.

Musings from Outside Normal Boundaries is the journal of Emma, a student in the UK who is very active in visibility. She recently appeared on a TV program representing an asexual perspective.

Asexual Explorations is written by Pretzelboy, whose study of linguistics gives him a unique perspective on the construction of asexual identity. Recently, he wrote about the definition of asexuality, something that sounds simple, but means many things depending on whom you ask.

Rainbow Amoeba's Petri Dish is written by a young French woman. She says of her blog: "So, you’ll find here my thoughts about asexuality, sexual orientation, love, relationships, dating, dreaming, hoping, losing hope, making sense of the world and of myself, and all that jazz." She covers many aspects related to the evolution of her identity.

Shades of Gray is about the complex issues that arise when, like many of us, your sexuality isn't totally clear-cut. Subtitled "Beyond Asex 101", Gray Lady tackles theoretical issues (with a personal perspective) and updates often!

Shockwave has two blogs: Meanwhile, Inside My head contains musings on asexual identity, among other things, where he most recently wrote about us/them attitudes in the A community. The Shock-Rave is a collection of "film reviews from an asexual perspective".

The Venus of Willendork is a lesbian-identified woman who found a lot to relate to in the asexual community. Her blog is subtitled "Exploring A/Sexuality and Gender". She's the head of her college's Gay-Straight Alliance, and recently wrote about her adventures trying to bring Erin Davies of Fagbug to her Catholic school. (I was also lucky to meet Venus at SF Pride this year!)

5 comments:

Hannah said...

Thanks fer that! I've now stuffed my rss reader full o' asexyness!

Ily said...

Sweet!

grasexuality said...

Thanks for this--helped me find a new blog to read! There really are more of us than there seems to be.

edgeofeverywhere said...

I'm looking forward to reading all of these. It makes me happy to know there's already a diverse group of asexual voices out there. I'm sure that in time, there will be more.

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