Interview: Justine

Today we’re joined by Justine. Justine is a fantastic young writer who enjoys writing poetry and short stories. She’s also working on a novel and hopes to make a living through writing one day. Judging from her enthusiasm, she has a very bright future ahead of her. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I write poetry and short stories, and am currently writing a book. I’m in the business for making more stories with ace characters 🙂

What inspires you?

Many things inspire me, but it’s mostly my past and things I have been through. Most of my poems are pain based.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I’m super into just… words. Literature. The idea of putting things down on paper.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

I don’t yet, but I’m working on developing one.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

As Nike would say… Just do it.

As I would say… write it like you mean it.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I’m heteromantic Asexual

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

As a white, straight, young (16) ace, I have received many “opinions” that were more than just hurtful. I have always just brushed it off, educated the person to the best of my own knowledge, and left them with that. The truth.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

“You’ll change your mind later” or my favorite: “you’ll want the D on the honeymoon”

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

You are 100% valid, and there is nothing wrong with you. There is power in the word “Ace”.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

On my side Tumblr: spaceyscrawls.

Thank you, Justine, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

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