Author Archives: Elizabeth

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a 30-something asexual woman who is often mistaken for a lesbian, due to the fact that she is partnered to a lady. She is actually bi (but not biromantic) and somewhere on the aromantic spectrum. She is formally trained in creative writing with a focus on non-fiction and poetry, and maintains a blog called Prismatic Entanglements, where she mostly writes long-winded personal essays and social criticism. In her spare time, she enjoys being cat furniture, coming up with new Pokemon strategies and never going to church.

Resistance, Activism, & Self-Care: Submission by Valkyrie

This is a guest submission for the February 2017 Carnival of Aces on “Resistance, Activism, & Self-Care” by Valkyrie. Valkyrie loves reading and drawing. You can reach her at (@indigosworkshop) on Instagram.

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February 2017 Carnival of Aces Call for Submissions

The Carnival of Aces is a monthly blog carnival event for the asexual community that has been ongoing since 2011. Basically: people write blog posts (or may vlog instead) about a specific topic, chosen by the host. At the end … Continue reading

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Updating the Map: Romantic Attraction and Friendship vs. Romance

This post is for the October 2015 Carnival of Aces. The theme is aromanticism and the aromantic spectrum. Cross-posted to Prismatic Entanglements. Until relatively recently, I never considered whether I might be on the aromantic spectrum. It was patently obvious … Continue reading

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Responsible Sharing: When to Avoid Linking a Survivor’s Story

Cross-posted to Resources for Ace Survivors. This post is meant to be a companion to Queenie’s series on using asexual survivors as rhetorical devices, fleshing out some guidelines for responsible sharing of ace survivors’ stories. Warning: contains mentions of corrective … Continue reading

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Blog Rants: The Early Ace Blogosphere

This post is part of a series; you can view the masterpost here. It also fits the theme of the July Carnival of Aces on Asexual History, although it’s slightly late! Previously, I contextualized my personal history with both blogging … Continue reading

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Asexuality in the Media: Towards Diverse Representation

Asexual people have always had difficulty with media representation. Most frequently, everything is oversimplified, only a narrow portion of the asexual spectrum is presented, and often aromantics are either ignored or presented as “those weird ones” in opposition to an … Continue reading

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On friendships, part 2: Ace culture and ideals of friendship

When I think of asexual culture, I think of a community that has come together in true joy and relief, of many isolated individuals finally discovering that they are not alone in their experiences—that we are not broken, not disordered, and … Continue reading

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On friendships, part 1: feeling I am not entitled to friendship, and I am a burden

[tw: allusions to sexual violence, domestic violence, religious abuse; descriptions of bullying and abusive friends, invalidation of asexuality. Heavy warning for abandonment trauma.] On some level, I know other people don’t feel that way about me.

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Writing About Asexuality in a Classroom Setting

Earlier this month, I wrote about some of the trouble I encountered in creative writing classes here [tw: verbal abuse by teachers, domestic violence mentions]. Consider this post a sort of follow-up to that one. It is also my official submission … Continue reading

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Blog Rants: Personal History in Community Context

This post is the first in a series of rants about blogging, wherein I try to help other would-be writers join the ace blogosphere. Please view the masterpost here.

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