How big is asexuality in your whole identity or sense of self?
Asexuality used to be one of the most prominent features of my identity; I thought about asexuality constantly and felt people really knew me if they knew that I was asexual (and what that meant to me). Then asexuality took a back seat to my agender identity when I came out to more people and started using gender neutral pronouns. I think being agender felt like such a big part of my identity because people might mistake my sexual orientation once or twice in a conversation, but they have the potential to mess my lack of gender up dozens of times while talking about any topic. Now I have entered this period of my life where my academic research swaps back and forth between the oppression of humans and animals and is just starting to tentatively stretch out to the non-animal. Probably in reflection of that my sense of self feels a lot like juggling between being agender, asexual, queer, vegan, and feminist; it feels like keeping one ball up in the air at a time rather than an integrated cohesive self (for now).