The “Carnival of Aces” is a blogging carnival where each month people are invited to write on a specific topic that is related to asexuality/the ace spectrum in some way.
(Also, vloggers are invited to speak on the topic in videos, artists/poets invited to be inspired by the topic, etc — whatever format you wish to participate with, please, use that format.)
Check out the masterpost of all of the other amazing topics previous carnivals have been on: https://asexualagenda.wordpress.com/a-carnival-of-aces-masterpost/
September’s was on “Living Asexuality” and was hosted by Jo over at A Life Unexamined.
For this current month, October, I am hosting, and I decided to make the topic Aromanticism & the Aromantic Spectrum. Honestly, I’m surprised this has never been a topic in the carnival before.
The topic is meant to be broad.
Some ideas on what people might write about:
- What led you to identify as aromantic or with an identity on the aro-spectrum?
- What did you first think when you heard about romantic orientations and that an aromantic orientation was an option?
- What are your thoughts on the conflation — or perhaps, the separation — of aromanticsm and asexuality?
- What does it mean to be aromantic, or aro-spectrum, in a practical sense in your current life?
- How does being aromantic or on the aromantic spectrum influence your plans for your personal future?
- How do you feel society treats romance, and how do aromantic people fit in?
- What does it mean to “participate in romantically coded things” while being aromantic?
- What counts as romantic/non-romantic to you, personally?
- What does it mean for aromanticsm to be most often talked about in asexual communities?
- How is aromanticsm currently portrayed in fiction? In non-fiction news and documentary/biography media?
- In an ideal future, how would you hope aromanticsm would be portrayed in either fiction or non-fiction?
Please consider these as some jumping off points. You may blog about anything that is related to the topic though. Surprise us!
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or concerns.
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