I’m planning to put together a document that will feature a thorough examination of aromantic identity and queerplatonic relationships. I need input of personal stories from real aromantic and aro-spectrum people to include so that the maximum people contribute to defining things without me monopolizing it.
Are you with an educational facility?
No, I’m not associated with a university or anything. This isn’t very formal - it’s not going to get published, per se. But it will be posted on qpadvice eventually to be used as an open public resource for others to read and share.
What can I contribute?
Coming out stories, stories of realization that you were aro, stories of relationships, stories of how you deal with media onslaught of romantically heavy movies and shows, etc. Pretty much anything that you feel is defining for you and that you want to share.
How long are we taking here?
I’m looking for your personal experience in three asks or less. I can’t include a novel of your life story - I want to keep this concentrated on the aromantic experience in a world that is heavily romantically inclined. You can send me an ask, or a fan mail.
Is this anonymous?
It’s completely your choice. If you say anonymous, it can be. If you want me to publish info, that’s cool too. The amount is up to you. You can hide your name but reveal your location, age, ethnicity, etc. Or you can include everything. Literally you are in full control of what you want shown and what you think should be displayed.
Can I contribute if I’m not aro?
If you are on the spectrum, feel free! (Gray aro, aro flux, akoiromantic, etc…) If you are romantic, please help out by reblogging.
Where do I send it?
Please send it to Chekhovandowl’s askbox or fan mail. You can also email me at email@example.com (please keep it concise. If you cannot, please understand that I might trim it down a little to make it more digestible.
The deadline is April 10th, 2015! Please try to get your submissions in by then.