I’ve rather distracted this week, what with learning to knit (most fun hobby ever) and certain terrifying incidents that have come up at work and, well, other things catching my attention. So this post is going to be pretty light, really, because I haven’t had time to properly chew over the few topics rotating in the back of my mind.
I’ve been trying to wear more visible signifiers of asexuality lately. Being mistaken for something I’m not has become increasingly stifling, and it’s not like I can be read as ace in public without being really, really obvious about it. I already wear the black ring and have for almost a year now, but that’s very subtle–you have to be quite close to me to see it, and it’s very easy to miss. And I did a mug up in the colors of the asexuality flag, but you more or less have to be visiting my apartment to see that, too, and at that point chances are I’m probably out to you.
One of my goals for my knitting is to eventually make a scarf for myself in the colors of the ace flag. (I’m quite fond of our emo flag, in fact.) I’m working on a blue practice scarf first, but I already have the yarn for the ace scarf purchased and sitting in my old purple tote bag, just waiting for my one set of needles to be free and my first project to finish up.
And then there’s my favorite shirt. It’s more of a stealth pride shirt than anything, to be honest, as emblazoned across the front of it is “On a scale of 0 to 6, I’M AN X.” I am ridiculously fond of this line but can’t claim credit for it myself–I stole the idea from a post neekabe made on the asexuality LJ community last year. I’ve been looking at other T-shirt slogans lately, with rather mixed results. I quite like one that I found that says “My Kinsey number is imaginary” (why yes, I do like Kinsey scale references) and this other one that says “asexuals don’t.” On the other hand, I’ve come across a lot of stuff that is seriously unimpressive or even actively confusing.
So what about you? Are you interested in ace swag? Any slogans you think would be cool to see on a shirt?