For this month’s Carnival of Aros, I wanted to propose the topic of “House and Home” – whether it’s the literal structures that we currently live in, our aspirational ideal for a home, or the more philosophical concept of what makes up a home, house, or household in the first place.
Some possible prompts to consider include:
- What is your current living situation? Does your a/romantic identity affect the options you have available to you?
- What is your ideal living situation? Is that also shaped by your a/romantic identity?
- What impact do your relationship preferences have on the kind of housing you prefer and how you like to furnish your home?
- What makes something a “home” to you?
- How are concepts of homes and households shaped by assumptions about nuclear families and romantic relationships, and how does aromanticism disrupt that?
- How do you define a “household” and who do you currently consider part of yours / who would you like to include?
- Are there any particular objects or spaces inside your home that have a meaningful connection to aromanticism for you?
How to Participate
To submit your entry to the carnival, you can leave a link to your submission in the comments below, or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t have your own blog, you can also email me your submission text and I am happy to host it here as a guest post.
Submissions are due by midnight on June 30, 2022. (But if you think you are going to be a day or two late, we’re not sticklers – we’re happy to add late submissions to the roundup retroactively)
About the Carnival Aros
The Carnival of Aros is a monthly blogging carnival centered around aromantic/aro-spec identities and experiences! For more information on this project, see its home blog here.
Each monthly carnival is hosted by a volunteer blogger, who chooses any aro-related themes of their choice and issues a call for submissions, which can include text prose, poetry, video, art, or any other format of your choice. At the end of the month, the host will collect the links to all of that month’s submissions into a single masterpost.
The carnival is also always looking for new hosts – to volunteer to host, see here!