Today we’re joined by Kay. Kay is a wonderful young writer who is just starting out. She has a wonderful passion and enthusiasm for the written word, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I am a writer. I don’t have anything necessarily published, but I have turned in an essay for Patriots Pen, which is a writing competition hosted by the VFW. Plus, I have written an essay that was read to by someone at Toastmasters International. In addition to that, I am currently writing a book with my friend, but it is still a rough draft.
What inspires you?
I get inspired from the TV shows I watch, along with Shakespeare.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
As far as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a writer. When I was younger, I would always write these short stories about the most random things. And for some reason, I always ended my “books” with, “What was YOUR favorite part?” Of course I don’t do that anymore (it would kind of awkward if I did) but to this day I find it funny how my interest in writing has never changed.
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?
Not particularly, but I guess one would be is that I always try to have at least two or more characters be LGBTQ+.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Don’t stop. Don’t give up on what you love. If you get an idea, write it down. Sketch it out. NEVER let your creative spark die down. It is what makes you unique. Never give that up.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I identify as an abromantic asexual.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Since I do not have any published works and I am not out to many people, no I have not.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
People think that being asexual means that you can’t have any romantic interests, or that you will be alone your whole life. People also think that asexuality is not a “real” sexuality and that I am just in a phase. None of these are true however.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
It’s okay if you don’t have everything figured out yet. There are times where I am still struggling with my sexual orientation and accepting it. But always remember that whatever your orientation is, YOU ARE VALID AND IMPORTANT AND LOVED. Stay strong. ❤
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
Unfortunately, since I don’t have anything published, there isn’t any place where you can find my works. But if you want to ask me any questions or give me some suggestions or even just say hello, you can message me on Tumblr: gayships-are-yayships.
Thank you, Kay, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.