Author Archives: Jo

About Jo

Jo is an ancient history honours student in Australia, with a particular interest in gender and sexuality in antiquity. In her free time she devours books, tea and Doctor Who, but is honestly not that into cake, and proudly calls herself a feminist and an activist. She identifies an an aromantic asexual a little bit more every day. Jo also blogs at A Life Unexamined on feminism and asexuality.

The Asexual Story Project is live!

The Asexual Story Project is now live! The Asexual Story Project is a place where people who identify with the asexual community can share their personal stories about being asexual, coming out, relationships, or anything their heart desires. At present … Continue reading

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The Value of Telling Stories

A few weeks ago, I read a post by redbeardace over on tumblr, calling for writing on personal experiences of and stories about asexuality. Like redbeardace, I feel that writing in the community often focuses on visibility, defense of asexuality … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be Ace: Building community on shared experience

Special thanks go to my partner J for inspiring this post, and putting into neat words what I’ve been thinking about for a while. I am not much of a tumblr user, but when I occasionally browse through the things … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: November 5th, 2014

Welcome to this Tuesday’s Question of the Week! Feel free to leave your two cents’ worth and get some discussion happening. In the ace community we talk a lot about romance. But what does romance actually mean? What do you … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: October 8th, 2013

Welcome to this Tuesday’s Question of the Week! Feel free to leave your two cents’ worth and get some discussion happening. I recently heard on a radio show that people could be living on Mars as soon as 2025 (no … Continue reading

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Fixed and Fluid Identities (from an ace perspective)

This post is cross-posted here from my own blog, A Life Unexamined. One of the things that interests me about (a)sexual identity and sexual orientation is the models we use to talk about and conceptualise them. I’ve seen two main … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: September 24th, 2013

This week’s question is brought to you a little later than usual due to my flat’s internet crisis – sorry about the delay! Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about what direction I want to take in my career – … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: September 10th, 2013

Welcome to this Tuesday’s Question of the Week! Feel free to leave your two cents’ worth and get some discussion happening. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Going on the asexual stereotype, aces have a  tendency for introversion – … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: August 27th, 2013

Welcome to this Tuesday’s Question of the Week! Feel free to leave your two cents’ worth and get some discussion happening. I’m a bit of a history nut, so there is nothing I would like more than to be able … Continue reading

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Workshop recap: Asexuality and Relationships

This post is adapted from a workshop that I gave at a queer student conference in Sydney a month ago. It was well attended and I got some great feedback, so I thought I’d share a recap here. It’s quite … Continue reading

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