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Finding the other story: disentangling love from the narrative

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 4 by Natalie Ritter (i) While considering all the ways I could approach writing something worthwhile about how being aro and reading stories intersect, I was reminded of an instance in a speculative fiction creative writing class I took in undergrad. When it came to sci-fi and fantasy, it quickly [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Finding the other story: disentangling love from the narrative

The Myth of Arospec People and Loneliness

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 2 by Ruairi There was a horrible moment in realising I was aromantic where it hit me for the first time that the majority of my life plans had gone out the window. Where I'd been taught there should be experimentation and heartbreak and marriage and a happily ever after, [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on The Myth of Arospec People and Loneliness

Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 1  by Laya Rose I’ve recently launched my webcomic, Mistlands! It’s about an aroace half fey girl from a small New Zealand town who suddenly gets herself and her friends caught up in the world of the sidhe – up until now she’s only ever come into contact with [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Book Lists, Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics

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