Asexual Awareness Week

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Asexual Awareness Week 2018 is October 21nd-27th!

Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world.

Asexuality SF regularly celebrates asexual awareness week with a variety of events, including both outreach events to groups outside the ace community and social events for those within the ace community.

To learn more about the origins of Asexual Awareness Week, check out http://www.asexualawarenessweek.com/

To learn more about how you too can help participate in Asexual Awareness Week, read on below!

Attend a Local Event

Local Events TBA

To receive updates on local events, consider joining our mailing list or following us on social media.

Take the Ace Community Survey

The ace community survey is an annual community-run survey which collects valuable information on the diversity and experiences of the ace community. It is the largest survey of ace communities and creates a valuable pool of data for future ace community activists and researchers.

The survey is open to anyone: ace, non-ace, or still questioning, as long as you are over the age of 13 we want to hear from you! We want to get a wide variety of responses from as many parts of the community as possible, so we encourage you to share this link with any other ace individuals you know or any ace communities you participate in.

The 2018 Ace Community Survey link will launch during AAW.

Make a Request at your local library

Checking out a book from your local library is a great way to learn more asexuality and support your local library at the same time! If your local or university library doesn't already have ace books in stock, you can also place a request either by contacting a librarian directly or through their website, to help ensure that ace representation will be accessible to those who need it.

We've gathered a list of some of our favorites below:

Nonfiction:

Fiction:

Participate in the Asexual Awareness Week Fandom Challenge

See and share the 2017 challenge post here.

"Responses can be canon, headcanon, a simple statement, fanfic, fanart, aesthetic/moodboards, photomanips, playlists, meta, analysis, gifsets, quotes, etc.! Any kind of fan produced content that you believe fits within these prompts is welcome! Let’s generate as much content as we can!

As always the tag is “#AAWFC”.

Day 1: Post about canon and headcanoned asexual/spectrum characters in books and comics.

Day 2: Post about canon and headcanoned asexual/spectrum characters in shows and movies.

Day 3: Post about canon and headcanoned asexual/spectrum characters in games and any other media not mentioned in the previous days.

Day 4: Post about how a canon asexual/spectrum character came out or how you believe a headcanoned asexual/spectrum character would come out. Or post about them not coming out and why they haven’t.

Day 5: Post about how a canon asexual/spectrum character shows their pride or how you think a headcanoned asexual/spectrum character shows their pride. What kind of merch would they wear/display, would they go to pride, would they talk about being ace/spec, etc.?

Day 6: AU day! Post about what canon/headcanoned asexual/spectrum characters from different fandoms that you would like to see meet. What would their meeting would be like, why would you like to see them meet, what sort of relationship do you think they’d have, etc.?

Day 7: Post about asexual representation in general. What does it mean to see asexual/spectrum characters in the media you consume? Why is it important to you to see asexual/spectrum characters in the media you consume? What sort of stories/plotlines would you like to see about asexual/spectrum characters? What genre do you really want to see asexual/spectrum characters in? How would you like to see asexual/spectrum people represented?

More Ways to Get Involved

Looking for other ways to help spread awareness of asexuality? Here's some ideas for things you can do: