The Carnival of Aces has been around for many years, and some of the blogs that have hosted carnivals have gone defunct. In some cases, I’ve restored the archives by finding someone who reblogged the carnival, but in other cases I’ve had to use Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. I’m mirroring three of them here, and this is the last of them.
February 2018: “Mental Health and Asexuality“, originally hosted by hurricane sophia
The mind behind Asexuality Archive has written an excellent piece on the similarities between how their asexuality and their eating disorder are perceived. ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) is an ED which is very rarely spoken about and one not commonly understood in the slightest. Reading this helped me to understand it a lot more than I did previously, and made me aware of how I – even as someone who’s lived with various forms of eating disorders for half their life – interact with others in unhelpful ways.
Perfect Number wrote about coming from an evangelical Christian background, how ‘purity culture’ messed with her mental health, and how she – as an asexual – is dealing with the aftermath.
Lib of A-Cubed wrote about what exactly mental health first aid is.
Emily of luvtheheaven wrote about her experiences with mental health therapy, and how asexuality fits in (or doesn’t).
“Some of the powerful things about ace spaces are the possibilities they open for sharing experiences and changing perspectives…”
The Rotten Zucchinis blog has written about the differences between neurodivergence and mental illness, how we experience and discuss them in ace spaces, and more.
On the Demisexual and Proud blog, a beautiful poem about therapy, about self-definition, and more.
Blogs that host the carnivals aren’t the only ones that go defunct. Sometimes the carnival submissions have been removed. Although some of these may be found through Internet Archive, I have omitted them on the theory that the authors opted to remove them from our archives.