Housekeeping Post: Design Changes

Some of you have probably noticed already, but I’m currently in the process of testing out some different theme and customization options, so the general look of this blog may be randomly changing a lot over the next couple weeks.

Also, while I’m playing around with all these settings, if anyone has any particular theme options or widgets or sidebar content suggestions they are a fan of, I’d love to learn more about what people do or don’t like in blog design!

“Greatest Hits”: Help from followers needed!

Hello readers!

After over six years of running this blog, even I can’t remember what all I’ve posted here. So I figure now is a good time to start collecting some of the most popular and/or useful things I’ve written here into one place where they’ll all be easy to find.

I have my own favorites, of course, but I’d like to hear what (if any) other posts people have found useful:

  • Are there any pieces of writing that you really like?
  • Any linkspams that you find useful?
  • Any linkspams you’d want to see updated for 2018?
  • Any posts you commonly find yourself referring people to?
  • For the tumblr crowd: anything you’ve seen me post on tumblr that deserves a more permanent home here?

Help Wanted: Crowdsourcing a Comprehensive Asexual Research Bibliography!

Now that the Asexual Explorations bibliography has officially been retired, there is a dearth of good resources for people who want to start reading up on asexual research but have no idea where to start. Bibliographies – whether comprehensive or more finely curated – help people discover more about a field by indexing relevant article in one place, instead of leaving people to stumble around on search engines on their own.

That’s where the asexual research zotero library comes in  – the goal here is to initially work on a comprehensive bibliography of as much known asexual research as possible, followed by curated sub-lists which will be more streamlined and accessible for people looking for research on a specific topic.

Please see the link below for some more details, or shoot me an email at sennkestra@gmail.com if you want to help or if you have any questions or suggestions! We are super open to any feedback or suggestions anyone might have for how to structure or run this project, since it’s the first time we’ve tried anything like this.

http://asexualresearch.tumblr.com/post/156615315572/asexual-research-zotero-bibliography

Take the 2016 Ace Community Census!

It’s that time of year again – we are now recruiting participants for the ace community census!

The ace community census is an annual survey by the Asexual Visibility and Education Network which collects valuable information on the demographics and experiences of members of the ace community. It is the largest survey of ace communities and creates a valuable pool of data for future ace community activists and researchers.

The survey is open to anyone: ace, non-ace, or still questioning, as long as you are over the age of 13 we want to hear from you! We want to get a wide variety of responses from as many parts of the community as possible, so we encourage you to share this link with any other ace individuals you know or any ace communities you participate in.

Click here to take the 2016 Ace Community Census!

For answers to common questions about the survey, please see the FAQ here.

Any results and analysis will be published on asexualcensus.wordpress.com

 

Source: Take the 2016 Ace Community Census!

Signal Boost: New Youtube Channel Aces Wild!

Heya, I just wanted to make a post here about a new asexual youtube channel that’s just started, called Aces Wild. Aces Wild was founded by Bauer of Aces NYC, and it’s a YouTube Channel for “reporting on news and updates within the Asexual Community, along with informational videos and the occasional joke.”

Some of their first videos include one of me being interviewed at Creating Change about the current state of the asexual community, in all my awkward glory. They’re also looking for more people to interview, so if you have something to say you should let them know!

Check out the introductory video here!