Today we’re joined by Angel. Angel is a wonderful writer who also enjoys musical arts. When they’re not writing, they enjoy singing and playing instruments, as well as dancing. They’re very passionate about their art, as you’ll read. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
My art is mostly writing but I also do music such as playing instruments and singing, and I also dance too.
What inspires you?
The world — the universe itself is my inspiration. Also, my own experiences are my inspiration to because my work tends to be autobiographical.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
The knack and passion I had for those three things got me into it. It helped that someone with each of those things I do for art like my work. I always wanted to dance and do music, but writing aspirations came later but I always loved writing as well.
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?
No, I do not.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
I would say to be bold, be yourself, and do not try to appeal to others, but yourself. Also, make sure your work is not bigoted and always analyze your work.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I identify as demisexual and aceflux.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Yes, I have since acephobia is everywhere. I just counter the acephobia by reblogging ace positive content or just what acephobia is without addressing the acephobic people; so essentially no-platforming.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
I have encountered mostly that “asexuality is not a sexuality” and “asexuality equals repulsion”.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
I would say to focus on the support. I would say to look at ace positive blogs or reach out to people who are ace-friendly to regroup.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
Since I am an independent writer, it is on my Tumblr blog: angelofsunshine99.tumblr.com and I would either have my work tagged as “poetry” or “writing”.
Thank you, Angel, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.