Welcome to GayYA’s Asexuality in YA Series!

In honor of Asexual Awareness Week , we’re featuring posts from asexual and asexual-spectrum contributors on various issues surrounding asexuality in YA. We have a FANTASTIC line up of posts, and we’re so excited to share them with you all!

The Awareness Week series are something we’ve started doing for all of the LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on our site at all times, we’ve found that dedicating a specific and concentrated space to a community to talk about issues of how they’re represented in YA can produce phenomenal results.

Unfortunately, we totally goofed on the dates of the series (we had the dates from last year’s Ace Awareness Week in the calendar!). We usually run these series during the awareness week, and debated rushing to get everything together to do it. However, most of our contributors weren’t able to get their posts to us until halfway through Ace Awareness Week. So we decided to take the extra week so as to give ourselves enough time to get everything into it’s best shape and not rush our contributors. 🙂

We’ve got a fantastic line-up of posts, on topics ranging from why asexual representation is important, how to write ace characters, asexual YA recommendations, and more! We’re SO EXCITED to share them!

So now, let the series begin!