GOSH this was a hard episode to record. For serious, I put it off until 9:30 at night and then had to edit these huge long silences out of the recording. This one made me feel really vulnerable, folks, but I wanted to talk to you about some incredible pieces of writing that have made me feel seen. And guess what, you can read this amazing work too, right here:
- “On Spinsters” by Briallen Hopper
- “On Being Queer and Happily Single — Except When I’m Not” by Brandon Taylor
- “Decrying Desirability, Demanding Care” by Samantha Marie Nock
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I wanted to take a moment to thank you for this episode. And someone that had only relatively recently (in the last few years) come to identify as being somewhere on the asexual spectrum, this topic is one I am always grateful to see talked about (as you said, being seen is important).
If it weren’t for the internet, and fanfiction specifically, I would most likely still feel broken. I don’t know what it says about the state of popular media that I only managed to find familiarity and acceptance through reading gay slash fanfic, even though I am a woman that has been in a het relationship for over a decade. I have noticed more dialogue opening up online about asexuality and I don’t know if it’s a conversation that is new or one I never noticed before because I didn’t know to look for it.
…I don’t know what the point of this comment is really supposed to be. I obviously just have a lot of things I want/need to say about this, even though there isn’t really a point I’m headed toward. Just, just thank you. Thank you for this entire podcast in general, but especially for bringing this topic up.
I’m gonna stop talking now. Cheers!
Thanks so much for this, Nicole! It’s really touching to know that this episode has been resonating with so many people.
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