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Introduction to GayYA’s 2017 Blogathon

What. A. Year. I began planning this blogathon the week after the U.S. election. Over the past six years, our blogathons have focused on general love of LGBTQIA+ YA, but this year, I knew that that would fall short. I was personally seeking something more, something that would help me grasp the world as it [...]

Getting it Right on the Road: Positive Aro Representation in Travelogue

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 5 by Ben "Books" Schwartz Let’s be honest: there’s not a lot of aromantic representation out there in the world of fiction. Here and there, though, on the fringes, aro characters are starting to show up, and every time I encounter one, my soul does a little dance of [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Archive|Comments Off on Getting it Right on the Road: Positive Aro Representation in Travelogue

A Form of Love That Has Nothing to Do with Sex

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #6 Previous Posts: Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA by Lucy Mihajlich | Representing the Asexual Experience by Tabitha O’Connell | My Kind of Normal by Kelly Murashige | What’s So Important About Ace Representation? by Kazul Wolf | Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit by Dill Werner | [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Archive|Comments Off on A Form of Love That Has Nothing to Do with Sex

Let’s Talk: What is Easy and What is True?

by Adriana L. I try to avoid using the bathroom when I'm on campus. As a student employee and part-time student—someone who can expect to stay on campus for anywhere from four to eight hours on any given day—this is a pretty ambitious feat. Some days, it's just not feasible. True, there are a few [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on Let’s Talk: What is Easy and What is True?

On Not Being a Real Teenager

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 8 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series – The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone” – Actual Love – Being Surrounded by Something You’ve Never Quite Understood – On Writing Aromantic Characters in YA – Discovering Aromanticism – Broken, Villains, or Punishment - On Aromantic [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|1 Comment

On Aromantic Visibility in YA

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 7 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series – The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone” – Actual Love – Being Surrounded by Something You’ve Never Quite Understood – On Writing Aromantic Characters in YA – Discovering Aromanticism - Broken, Villains, or Punishment by Laya It [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|1 Comment

Broken, Villains, or Punishment

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 6 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series – The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone” – Actual Love – Being Surrounded by Something You’ve Never Quite Understood – On Writing Aromantic Characters in YA - Discovering Aromanticism by Fox Salazar I remember being a young [...]

By | February 21st, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Broken, Villains, or Punishment

Discovering Aromanticism

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 5 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series – The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone” – Actual Love – Being Surrounded by Something You’ve Never Quite Understood - On Writing Aromantic Characters in YA by Alison Hi! I saw GayYA's post on Tumblr about people [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Discovering Aromanticism

On Writing Aromantic Characters in YA

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 4 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series – The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone” – Actual Love - Being Surrounded by Something You’ve Never Quite Understood by Denali Leone Describing my fictional characters to people is often like coming out again. While discussing my [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on On Writing Aromantic Characters in YA

Being Surrounded by Something You’ve Never Quite Understood

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 3 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series – The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone” – Actual Love by Julia W. Looking back on the earlier elementary years, I was incredibly aromantic. I mean, I remember picking a boy to crush on because I thought [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Being Surrounded by Something You’ve Never Quite Understood