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About astarlia

Astarlia is proud of herself for only having volunteered for..... okay if you have to stop and count it's probably too many things isn't it? She is passionate about nerd culture, disability and mental health, alternative relationships, sexuality, and young adult fiction.

Question of the Week: June 11th, 2018.

How do you feel about pride celebrations? I’ve always been somewhat indifferent to pride marches.  I’ve gone to sit in the audience to see what it’s all about, and I’ve got to admit I totally felt all teary and happy … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: May 29th, 2018.

Have you ever had anyone close to you pass away?  What was your experience of grief and is there anything you’d like to share about them? I’m back at home  on the other side of the world after the death … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: May 15th, 2018.

What relationship advice would you like to give to other people? One of the most useful things that I’ve learnt about making friends is the value of telling people what you value about them.  This can be little things like … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: May 1st, 2018.

What’s something you wanted as a kid and still really want? I wanted a robot best friend.  I blame this on the talking doll from the magic faraway tree.  I think I like the unquestionable loyalty that such a friend … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: April 17th, 2018.

If you could send a message back in time to the earlier ace community, what would you say? If I could change the way the ace community developed, it would be by introducing the idea of different levels of attraction … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: April 3rd, 2018.

If you could send a message back in time to yourself, what would you say? There isn’t a lot I would change about my life.  Even the bad experiences taught me things and made me the person I am today. … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: March 20th, 2018.

How do you tell the difference between a friend and a crush? I once saw a post on facebook saying ‘that tingly feeling you get when you like someone is common sense leaving your body’.   I really like this definition … Continue reading

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