The February 2017 Carnival of Aces shone a spotlight on “Resistance, Activism, & Self-Care.” Here are the entries we received:
Ettina wrote about activism as self-care after being kicked out of counseling for showing symptoms of what the counseling was supposed to address.
Valkyrie wrote about uncertainty, self-doubt, and some things that make her feel better.
Only Fragments discussed keeping tumblr safe for followers by not engaging hateful trolls, and how activists are spokespeople.
Laura wrote about asexual Muslim resistance and her experience at Creating Change 2017 (also posted to Notes of an Asexual Muslim).
Sara K. wrote about anti-Jewish and anti-atheist bigotry, Steve Bannon, and asexuality, noting similarities in how asexuality and atheism both do not fit into rhetorical paradigms.
Queenie wrote about burning out, disengaging from the ace blogging, and phoenixes (also posted to Concept Awesome).
Talia considered the many forms of resistance.
Elizabeth wrote about losing access to therapy, and quietly resisting anyway (also posted to Prismatic Entanglements).
Also relevant: one of The Asexual Agenda’s questions of the week this month was What is your relationship with the word “activist”?
Thank you to everyone who participated! This was an excellent carnival which addressed a very pertinent topic to our community in these troubled times, and I think all the writers said things that people really needed to hear right now. Although I did not have much energy to spare for leaving comments this month, I would like each of you to know that I very much appreciated all of your submissions. I wish all of you the best, writers and readers alike.