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Call for Submissions: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

During Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, we want to use our space on GayYA to support AroSpec voices. Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated space to people from a [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Archive, Updates and Announcements|Comments Off on Call for Submissions: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

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

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

Actual Love

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 2 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series – The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone” by Ashley D. Wallis I thought I was broken. These are words I’ve heard time and time again in my inbox or on posts explaining aromanticism. For over a decade, [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Actual Love

The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone”

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 1 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series by Sacha My relationship with Young Adult fiction has been one of productive frustration. YA, specifically YA fantasy, is not only my favorite genre but actually the only genre of fiction that can ever hold my attention--I've always [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on The Excitement and Frustration of Being “Alone”

Interview with Simon Tam

Asexuality in YA Series: Day 4 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Asexuality in YA Series – Aces Out: Laying the Cards On the Table – Acing Romance: On Writing YA Love Stories as an Asexual - 5 Tips and Tricks To Writing Asexual Characters Hi! Welcome to the Gay YA’s Asexual Awareness Week! I’m interviewing Simon [...]

By | October 29th, 2015|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Interview with Simon Tam

Review: Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

Stranger (Viking Juveline, 2014) Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, "the Change,” arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now [...]

By | January 13th, 2015|Archive, Book Review, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Review: Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith