Author Archives: Katie

About Katie

Katie is an American expat working abroad on environmental conservation. She is a queer romantic asexual, mixed race, and existentially overwhelmed. When she’s not chasing pigs away from her vegetable garden, she likes to keep up on intersectional issues and open her ears to the murmurs of the internet.

My Fellow (Ace) Americans – “International” spaces and mediating our voices

Of all the “get out of your seats and move” ice breakers I’ve endured throughout my education, there’s only one that gets my antisocial blessing. This was Introduction to Religious Studies, and the professor had a knack for transforming her … Continue reading

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The Colonized Asexual – a response to racial trauma

Essential understandings of being ‘born’ ‘asexual’ and loving my ‘asexual’ self will never make sense to me. In a world that continually erases Asian (male assigned) sexualities I was coerced into asexuality. It is something I have and will continue … Continue reading

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The Integral Identity

(A personal follow-up post to Queenie’s post about undetachable identities) Birds of a feather, they say. I’m aware of the statistics – the numbers that pop up and hover somewhere around the lower end of the population. Fluctuating anywhere between … Continue reading

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The importance of visibility

(Note: This is an expanded re-post from textualtidepool) Well it’s funny to think about, you’ve got the gays marching for the right to be cocksucking homosexuals, and then you have the asexuals marching for the right to not do anything. … Continue reading

Posted in Misconceptions, Sexual normativity | 5 Comments