Outed to my Mom

Zaiya, 16, United States. My brother didn’t mean any harm. He didn’t think he was doing wrong. He still doesn’t and if I brought it up with him he’d probably dodge the subject. When my brother outed me to my mom it was just another thing. I had been preparing to come out to her…

Coming Out–To Myself And to Everyone Else

mynameisenvy, female, 19, United States. I first came across the term “asexuality” about three months ago, and identified with it immediately, though I didn’t admit that to myself until about a month later, and didn’t come out to even my closest friends or family until recent weeks. I’m nearly 20 years old, and for most…

A Rambling Attempt

Kayla, female, 13. My story isn’t sweeping like some of the stories from asexual spectrum people. It’s not sad and doesn’t contain anything particularly life changing. I haven’t met many major obstacles. My story isn’t even finished yet. In fact, it’s barely started. I can’t even be sure my story belongs here. Yet here I…

My Ascent Into Queerness

Kayla, female, 20, United States. I never really cared about dating when I was younger. I was literally the only person in the sixth grade at my elementary school who still thought kissing was gross. And I kept that mentality until ninth grade (though in the seventh grade I agreed to be someone’s girlfriend, but…