Carnival of Aces call for submissions: “Divergence vs Convergence”

We found a volunteer to host the January Carnival of Aces.  It’s being hosted by Pigeon, and the theme is “Divergence vs Convergence”.  Get your submissions in before the end of the month!

The Carnival of Aces is hosted by volunteers each month.  If you would like to volunteer, please see the masterpost for instructions.  We currently do not have a volunteer next month.

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Carnival of Aces: Children and Childhood

The Carnival of Aces for December has been posted by Ettina.  The theme was “Children and Childhood“.  Please take a look!

There currently isn’t any host for the January Carnival of Aces.  If we don’t find a volunteer soon, the Carnival will skip this month.  If you would like to volunteer, please see the masterpost for instructions.

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Linkspam: December 31st, 2021

On Fridays, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Ace Blogging

keygoose spoke further on the “little or no” definition debates on AVEN.

Pigeon had some thoughts on their history with tumblr ace discourse.

Ace admiral advanced a positive definition of “romance”.

Pigeon listed 20 reasons they’re grayromantic.

Coyote made an infographic, “It’s a Buffet, Not a Binary“.

Community Activity

The UMass Amherst ace group held a panel, “Beyond Awareness: Creating a Space for Asexual and Aromantic People“, featuring Yasmin Benoit and Swankivy (video).

Queer words interviewed Jude Tresswell about asexuality, mixed relationships, writing, and so on.

Aro Blogging

Helianthos wrote about being gay, aromantic, and in love.

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Linkspam: December 24th, 2021

On Fridays, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Ace Blogging

Rowan Ellis talked about the problem with asexual representation (video).

keygoose explained the “little or no” definition debacle that happened on AVEN earlier this year.

Coyote made a list of signs of anti-grayness in your communities.

Coyote also made an infographic about the origin and meaning of queerplatonic.

Siggy shared some responses he had to a survey on AVEN’s definition debates.

Community Activity

Constance Bougie (re)published their book of poems on queerness/religion/asexuality/transness.

TAAAP’s pride chats are occurring on December 25-27.  The theme is “How you discovered your aspec identity”.

Aro Blogging

The Carnival of Aros for November was posted, with the theme “Limerence“.  The December carnival has the theme “Attitudes towards Romance”

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Journal Club: Rethinking Gray-Asexuality

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This month, the ace journal club discussed

“A Rethinking of Gray Asexuality: What do we Learn from an Undefinable Identity”, by Jason Gurevitch (2019). https://digitalcommons.colby.edu/honorstheses/967/ (freely available)

The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice as club members prefer. We discuss a variety of academic works in ace studies, ranging from gender studies to psychology. Don’t worry about journal access, we can provide access. If you’re interested, please e-mail me at asexualagenda@gmail.com for an invite.

Our discussion notes are below the fold.

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Linkspam: December 3rd, 2021

On Fridays, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Ace Blogging

Blue-Ice Tea reviewed A Taste of Honey (1961).

Ebony Purks wrote about issues POC aces face both inside and outside the community.

Coyote discussed why academics keep on recruiting participants from AVEN.

News & Outreach

Smangaliso Simelane praised the change to how Death Stranding handled asexuality.

Aro Blogging

The October Carnival of Aros was published, on the theme “Friendship“.  The December Carnival of Aros is looking for submissions on the theme “Attitudes towards Romance“.

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Carnival of Aces: Inside the Frame, Outside the Frame

The Carnival of Aces for November has been posted by vacant.  The theme was “Inside the Frame, Outside the Frame“.  Please take a look!

The next Carnival of Aces is being hosted by Ettina.  The theme for December is “Children and Childhood”.  Get your submissions in before the end of the month!

The Carnival of Aces is hosted by volunteers each month.  If you would like to volunteer, please see the masterpost for instructions.  There currently isn’t any volunteer for next month.

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Journal Club: “Sex” and the Ace Spectrum

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This month, the ace journal club discussed

“‘Sex’ and the Ace Spectrum: Definitions of Sex, Behavioral Histories, and Future Interest for Individuals Who Identify as Asexual, Graysexual, or Demisexual” by Jessica J. Hille, Megan K. Simmons, & Stephanie A. Sanders (2020). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224499.2019.1689378 (Requires journal access)

The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice as club members prefer. We discuss a variety of academic works in ace studies, ranging from gender studies to psychology. Don’t worry about journal access, we can provide access. If you’re interested, please e-mail me at asexualagenda@gmail.com for an invite.

Our discussion notes are below the fold.

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Linkspam: November 5th, 2021

On Fridays, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Ace Blogging

TAAAP had one more set of interviews with demi and gray aces.

AceAdmiral wrote about a condescending academic paper, and what we can learn from it.

Community Activity

Yasmin, Swankivy, and others will be on a panel “Beyond Awareness: Creating a Space for Asexual and Aromantic People” on November 9th.

News & Outreach

Unicode rejected the ace flag emoji proposal, and is apparently no longer accepting proposals for any identity flags.

Aro Community Activity

Aggressively Arospectacular is occurring November 7-13.

The Aro Zine was released.

There’s a summary of results from the Allo Aro Survey.

Calls for Participants/Support

Spoons is a planned web series currently looking for support.

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Carnival of Aces: Attraction

The Carnival of Aces for October has been posted by sildarmillion.  The theme was “Attraction“.  sildarmillion also took the opportunity to summarize the themes that appeared in the carnival as well as in past carnivals with similar themes!  Please take a look!

The next Carnival of Aces is being hosted by Vacant.  The theme for November is “Inside the Frame, Outside the Frame”.  Get your submissions in before the end of the month!

The Carnival of Aces is hosted by volunteers each month.  If you would like to volunteer, please see the masterpost for instructions.

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