All right so here is a thing.
I want to start going to LGBTQ-education organizations in Toronto, especially ones that target young people, and asking them to contribute to ace visibility. I would like to offer them pamphlets and/or flyers to start out with.
However, I have looked around a bit and none of the pamphlets that usually get passed around (e.g. the AVEN one and the AAW one) seem to *quite* meet my needs. I have a particular idea of what I want, and the truth is I’d sort of like to make one myself. But I have a couple of concerns. For one thing, I cannot make things. I do not graphic design. Kid Pix was about as far as I ever got. For another, a pamphlet made by some girl nobody’s ever heard of is not going to look as impressive or official as one made by an actual organization.
If I do make a pamphlet or flyer, these are the things I would like it to include that I have not seen:
1. Explicit mention of aromanticism and the fact that it is separate from asexuality.
2. Explicit confirmation that yes, some asexual people enjoy sex and that does not make them less asexual.
3. Explicit mention of demisexuality and gray-asexuality, with a reference to a more thorough resource on those things.
4. This is more of a design choice thing, but I have this idea about a pamphlet with a cover that echoes thoughts that are common for young aces who haven’t heard of asexuality — things like “I’m just not that into anyone” or “I have crushes but it seems like something’s missing” or “Why is everyone talking about sex?” No one seems to have done this, and I think it might be a good way for a pamphlet sitting on a table or a bulletin board to catch the attention of a young unidentified ace, which is really what I’m interested in, more even than educating other people.
Does anyone have advice on how to make this happen? Does anyone want to help me do the design? Does anyone have thoughts on what else should be included?
If there were a pamphlet out there that did what I wanted, I would ask permission and use it, so if anyone knows of one, let me know. But so far every one I’ve seen has been missing something that I think is important.
pinstripesuit’s lovely asexuality 101 flyer definitely meets #1-3.