Thursday, July 2, 2009

Nervous Habits

This week, I was contacted by the reporter from the Chronicle, wanting to interview me for a larger article on asexuality. I wasn't sure at first, but then I decided I would go for it. First of all, I was worried that future employers would Google me and find things about my sexuality. However, as it is now, they would find "Radical Asexual Blogger" next to my name if they bothered to go to page 2 of the results. And for the longest time, my top result has been from "The Magazine of Persian Weddings". Don't ask. I was also told by a friend that employers would think I was less distractible because I wouldn't be checking out my co-workers. However, I am constantly looking for cute new co-workers to add a little excitement to my day, so...

I was also worried about the offensive comments that people will no doubt leave on the newspaper's website. If people's own "friends" tell them that rape would straighten them out, goodness knows what strangers would have to say. However, if the article could make a few asexual people realize they're not alone, I think it would be worth it. And having it be in a local paper might even get a few more people to meetups, which I would love. The fact that other AVENites wanted to be interviewed made me feel a lot better, because I tend to worry about things for no apparent reason. Thanks, guys.

Pride may be over, and I may have met my meetup goal (if more than 10 people are regularly attending, the format may have to change), but I don't plan on "sitting on my laurels", whatever that means. Not totally sure what I'll do next, but I have been wanting to make some asexually-related videos for quite some time...

6 comments:

Queers United said...

"radical" what is so radical about showing up and being represented?

Ily said...

Well, nothing really, but this was from a while ago, when I was on a panel at Stanford. I guess radicalism is all relative.

pretzelboy said...

Yeah, I've been kind of worried about what potential employers might find out about me via google. But my name was used once in AVENues and that's like the second thing you get from googling my name so maybe it's too late... I guess I'm more worried about them reading my blog and finding out personal details that I'm more comfortable sharing with total strangers I'll likely never meet than with potential employers. But then again, I've already got one asexy publication for my CV and there will likely be more...

Ily said...

I actually put AVEN on my resume when I was applying for my current job. I thought I was taking a chance, but the AVEN stuff I do was relevant to the job. The guy that ended up hiring me was an older gay man who had been into activism in the past, so maybe he could relate to some of what I was working on.
Pretzel, all your writings that I've read are great; anyone who objected to them would be, well...a "sillyhead".

At any rate, I'm hoping self-employment is in my future. Either that or becoming a survivalist. (As long as there is wifi somewhere.)

Noskcaj Llahsram said...

Fist google result for mr is the profile of the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
AVX Corporation, so not who I am, but he made $565,208.00 in 2009

Ily said...

Not too shabby...