Welcome to the round-up for the first edition of the Carnival of Aces!
First, thank you to everyone who participated or commented on participating posts. This carnival couldn’t happen without you guys, and I was really thrilled to see the level of response that came out of this project. You guys are awesome.
Certain themes ran through many of this month’s responses. Many people talked about being afraid to come out, while several people who had come out described it as anticlimactic. Several people thought that coming out wasn’t worth the hassle. A lot of people discussed coming out as something that is a lot easier online than offline. The theme of dealing with negative reactions in particular ran strongly through almost every response. Regardless of topic, though, I was thrilled to see every entry, and I can’t wait to see what else the carnival goes on to produce.
Siggy talks about being an experienced outcomer–and about how coming out never really stops.
Teafeather wonders how coming out might be made easier for asexuals.
Astrid discusses the difficulties of coming out for one personality in a multiple system.
Elizabeth talks about pressuring people to come out and why that’s a bad idea.
Pipisafoat doesn’t like the term “coming out” at all–after all, zie’s not exactly hiding!
Anonymous thinks it’s better to show, not tell.
Wiring’s not sure coming out is worth it.
The Ace student has good reasons for not outing herself to everyone.
The Ace Eccentric is choosy about who gets to know–and most of them are on the Internet.
Avail is very slowly sliding out of the closet.
Pippin is coming out of the closet in stages, too.
Lasciel doesn’t want to be closeted ever again.
Eowyn thinks that coming out reminds people that we exist.
Divalady shares her feelings on a very uneventful coming out experience.
Gretchen’s coming out was similarly anticlimactic.
Elizabeth Barrette contributes a poem about an asexual character coming out.
And I told the story of the process I went through before I decided to come out at all.
And with that, the carnival draws to a close for the month! The next round of the carnival will be held by Ily at Asexy Beast and will be concluded on June 1.
Thank you all!