Making Your Community & Activism More Inclusive
This page is meant to be a collection of resources for…
- People who are part of the asexual community who are trying to become more actively inclusive and sensitive to ace survivors among them
- People who are part of other activist communities (like MOGAI, feminist, anti-racist, disability, etc.) or survivor support groups who are interested in making their communities more inclusive and supportive to ace people
- People who are doing presentations, outreach, or other kinds of activism about asexuality
Below you will find a collection of links, printable resources, and posts from our blog geared towards making safer spaces for ace survivors in any kind of community where we may be found—and since we are incredibly diverse, and sexual violence and abuse are entirely too common, it is very possible that your community could have (or once have had) some ace survivors that might feel alienated. Please do not assume that just because you don’t know of any ace survivors in your community, they must not be there. Most of us do not disclose our trauma to very many people (especially since it is frequently used against us to say that we can’t “really” be asexual), and many of us choose not to come out as asexual in communities that don’t explicitly include asexuals.
This page is a work-in-progress, and we welcome suggestions and submissions.
- Asexuality: Basics For Health Professionals (8 x 11)
- Asexualidad: Información Básica para Profesionales de la Salud (8 x 11 PDF) – Spanish translation by Chrysocolla Town
- Asexualität: Grundlegende Informationen für Heilberufe (8 x 11 PDF) – German translation by AktivistA (also available here on their site)
- 10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who’s Asexual by Julie Sondra Decker (author of The Invisible Orientation)
- A guide to including asexuals in social justice movements by Sophia Philemon
- Challenges Face by Ace Survivors series by Queenie
- Using Ace Survivors as Rhetorical Devices series by Queenie
- Here goes everything by Queenie
- Disingenuous, Shallow “Support” by Elizabeth