Today we’re joined by Micah. Micah is an awesome poet who specializes in dark and depressing poetry. They take inspiration from a variety of sources, including nature and relationships. They’re clearly a very dedicated artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I am a poet. Most of it is kind of depressing but it brings a spark of truth, or a place you can relate to a world where you are judged for everything.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by nature and relationships. I write about toxicity in relationships and missing the past. I write about life changing events.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
My grandparents got me into poetry. My grandma is a jeweler and writer and my grandpa is a sketch artist and a welder. My family is full of creative people so i grew up reading and writing.
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 use lots of metaphors that are special to me.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Keep it up! You might not get it right away, but all artists need time to find their style.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I am demisexual and demiromantic.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
I have not yet met anyone who did not agree with my sexuality…it was more gender related.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
“So you’re like…a plant?”
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
There is nothing wrong with you. You aren’t broken, you aren’t messed up. Keep on exploring yourself. You know yourself better than anyone else.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
My Wattpad. I have a book called ‘why wait’ on my account wait-a-minute-what. Check it out!
Thank you, Micah, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.