A future interviewee has an IndieGoGo Campaign that just opened and is looking to raise funds for a comedy series, created by ace POC and featuring ace POC.
Here’s the description of the series from the campaign page:
“I Don’t Give a F*ck is a dramatic comedy web series that centers on the perspective of two women of color who are trying to figure out how to navigate life and relationships from an asexual and sex-positive lense. It is a show that will not only further the already lacking visibility of asexual characters in mainstream media, but highlight other sexual and romantic spectrums that are often not discussed candidly. Crowdfunding this series will create the opportunity for these stories to be told.”
It’s no secret that the ace community has a real problem when it comes to centering white narratives. What little coverage of asexuality is in the mainstream tends to focus entirely on white asexual people. The community needs to do a better job boosting the voices of ace POC and supporting their work. Supporting a series like this is so important and it helps examine asexuality through a more intersectional lens. Plus, the series just sounds awesome and funny in general. It’s definitely something I’m going to watch.
Bottom line: getting this series funded is super important! So go there, donate, and signal boost the hell out of them! They deserve it 🙂
The campaign link, again: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-don-t-give-a-f-ck#/
I have a very special signal boost today.
A while back, I was interviewed by an ace-identifying journalist named Angela Chen. I was very impressed with her work and followed her after our interview. Angela is an incredibly important voice in the ace community. She recently emailed me and mentioned she was working on a book. Not an ace 101 book, but one that would explore media portrayals of asexuality and activism among other things. It would explore ace issues from an ace perspective without rehashing old ground.
I was incredibly excited to hear this and kept my fingers crossed for her.
Angela contacted me a couple days ago to give me some even more exciting news: she found a publisher and her book is going to be published in 2019! This is incredibly exciting news and this book will undoubtedly be important for the asexual community.
Angela asked if I wouldn’t mind posting a signal boost for her and I obviously enthusiastically said yes!
Here’s some info she provided:
“I’m ace and a woman of color looking for ace artists who want to speak with me about their experience (with art or anything else). I’m especially looking for women/trans/non-binary/PoC/people in unorthodox relationships, pseudonyms are fine. My website is here if they’re curious: http://www.angelachen.org/.”
If you’re interested in speaking with Angela, she can be reached at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I really cannot say enough good things about Angela and I just know this book is going to be really amazing. So please, contact her!