Carnival of Aces, April 2021: Queering, Or Acing, a New Normal
Living alone, in the liminal space between hope and grief, I have found my principles and beliefs deeply challenged. The media keeps talking about a new normal, usually an exhortation not to expect the good old days to come back. Well. Not all was good. We are not the same. And our future does not happen to us, this is the rest of our life, not some stranger’s. So I wanted to take this month, at the start of the rush to open society back up, to take stock of where we may want to go. We have lived in strange times, which may have brought new experiences, or led your mind down odd paths, things for which you may not even have words, they are so… out there, other. Queer, one might say.
The asexual community contains a wide variety of lives and experiences, generates more new words for new experiences than I’ve ever seen. So, how has your unique perspective impacted you in the darkest year of our lifetime, and what does it mean for the life you mean to live?
This month’s theme: queering, or acing, a new normal.
Some questions to prompt you, feel free to add your own:
What is one thing that will not be part of your ‘new normal’?
Did your (a)sexuality have an impact on your life this past year that you’d like to keep up?
Has grief, loneliness and other emotions during this year had you to reconsider some aspect in your life?
How did you find your experience of your life, body and sexuality diverging from others and what do you plan to do with that?
What does coming out of lockdown mean for your life as a person on the asexual spectrum?
What plans or wishes have you made for the ‘new normal’, considering your (a)sexuality?
Feel free to leave (a link to) your contribution, in your preferred format (and pronouns please!), at the bottom of this post or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.