A blog carnival is an event where various people write posts around a single topic and link them together at the end. The topic of this carnival is the intersection of asexuality and the autism spectrum. The scope of this project is general. Any topic that deals with the intersection of asexuality and autism fits within the aegis of the carnival. If you’re not sure, submit it anyway and we’ll figure it out.
We are asexual bloggers on the autistic spectrum who want to explore the intersection between autistic and asexual identities. The basis of this project is to have a conversation about our unique experiences being autistic and asexual without looking for a “cause”. We want to create a safe, non-judgmental space to talk about the issues that affect us. If you identify as asexual (or demisexual, or gray-a) and as on the autistic spectrum (diagnosed or not, AS, autism, PDD-NOS, NLD), you are invited to write a blog post for this project. If you are not asexual and autistic you are welcome to contribute provided you focus on the issues experienced by this particular intersection. The scope of the project is general, and open to any experiences of being autistic and asexual.
If you want to write a post but don’t have a blog, please contact me at sanfranciscoemily[at]gmail[
–Sciatrix, Kaz, and Ily
Edit: Possible topics for exploration? As we said, you can write about anything, but here are some ideas:
- Coming out as asexual and as autistic
- Gender expression
- Childhood/young adult experiences
- Treatment by medical professionals/therapists
- Perceptions of the autistic asexual by others