Author Archives: Talia

About Talia

Talia is an asexual, nonbinary, vegan-feminist that drinks a lot of coffee and stays up very late playing Blizzard video games and writing fiction. They are working on a PhD in Environmental Studies where they think a lot about oppression as intersectional and impacting identities differentially. Talia has a particular fondness for asexuality, fandom, and Critical Animal Studies. Their personal blog is petuniaparty.tumblr.com

Question of the Week: December 5th, 2017.

Are you monogamous, polyamorous, nonmonogamous, polyfidelitous, or something else or in between?  My first experience with polyamory was on AVEN almost ten years ago. I was dating an allosexual person and I remember a fellow ace on the forums told … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: November 21st, 2017.

How do you feel about people flirting with you?  Does the experience change significantly if it’s a friend, a stranger, a joke, serious interest, cautious, or blunt? What other factors influence how you feel about being flirted with? I enjoy … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: November 7th, 2017.

Do you not experience sexual attraction and desire as linked together or independently? It was tricky for me to come up with a simple way to phrase this question. The absence of a correlation is difficult to discuss, but if … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: October 24th, 2017

Was questioning or uncertainty ever a big part of your identity?  As soon as I read the word asexual I said “that’s me” and moved on. In the almost ten years since other people have questioned if I’m asexual, but … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: October 10th, 2017.

What was your favourite ace 101 resource when learning about asexuality? My early understanding of all things ace came from reading and participating in discussions on the AVEN forums. I like the idea of experiential learning, but it didn’t work … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: September 26th, 2017.

What do you wish more people would ask you about being ace? What do you wish friends would ask you? Strangers? Maybe people on The Asexual Agenda? cw: for invalidating ace identity I’d like if people asked what asexuality meant … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: September 12th, 2017.

Do you integrate self care into your life, and if so, what works for you?  I’ve seen self-care and activism come up a few times in the ace community, most notably in the February 2017 Carnival of Aces on Resistance, … Continue reading

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