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Naegleria fowleri

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  1. Currently thinking about romantic people in the same manner that certain old people think of kids these days. Like: Them crazy romo-folk and their crushes. What's the matter with you people? 🤣

  2. Was explaining aromanticism to someone today (a stranger who overheard me talking about it with someone else) and when I explained that I don't get crushes or date or anything like that he legit asks me, "So... what are your goals then?" Lol. We had a good chat.

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    2. aro_elise

      aro_elise

      no way!  i would have been speechless.

    3. Naegleria fowleri

      Naegleria fowleri

      Right so for some reason or another I've designated myself "aro spokesperson" and so any time I get an opportunity to reasonably work aromanticism into a conversation I usually do (I suppose it helps that my family is cool with it and I've had some great responses in the past). But anyway, I find these conversations really fulfilling because when this person said, "But, everyone gets crushes," I replied with, "Well, how can you be so sure?" And I saw him slowly start to question his worldview. We kept going, he asked how did I know I wouldn't have a crush later in life? And I said, well maybe I will. But that doesn't mean I'm going to let that change the way I identify now. And I likened it to, well, how do we know a person who identifies as straight won't have a same sex attraction later in life. How can anyone really identify as anything, if we think that way? And he said he liked that way of looking at it.

      Maybe this is a university thing, but I've found a lot of people I've talked to appreciate being exposed to something new. They look at you with a sort of awe for having discovered this about yourself, in this world, and then standing up for it.

    4. aro_elise

      aro_elise

      yeah i'm in uni and i've had a few people ask (usually because of the flag sticker on my laptop) and they've been cool about it.  i was explaining split attraction to my friend and he said his ex-girlfriend was "bisexual but only wanted relationships with guys" or something and i said she was probably heteroromantic bisexual, which is the most common combination.  so yeah, i don't purposely bring it up, but i don't usually avoid it.

  3. Woooo we've hit 1,000 members!!!

  4. So I got this bold idea to email my favourite author, Jodi Picoult, to ask her if she would be willing to write an aromantic character in one of her future books. I got a maybe! Essentially she said if an aromantic character fits organically into the plot of one of her books she would consider it, but she wouldn't want to shoehorn one in just to make a statement. Which is totally fair. Anyway if this ever does happen it would be huge for us because not only is Jodi a master of her craft, she's also famous. Just wanted to share!

  5. Raised some awareness today! Here's the conversation I had at the kids summer camp where I work. The kids are aged 7-9 and one kid had a sticker of a boy's face on her phone.

     

    Kid 1: Why do you have a sticker of him on your phone with all those hearts around it? Do you have a crush on him?

     

    Kid 2: No. I like him but I don't have a crush on him. I just put the hearts as decoration.

     

    Me: Hey, did you guys know some people never get crushes in their whole lives?

     

    Kids: What?!!!

  6. Went to my first pride today! I volunteered with the pride group from my university and there was candy and food trucks so I guess it was pretty good time 😄. Someone complimented my aro pride shirt

  7. My aro pride shirt came today! I got it from this website if anyone wants to browse the garb:

     

    https://www.lookhuman.com/

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    2. aro_elise

      aro_elise

      i have one too, also quite big.  it has a heart filled with the flag stripes.  wearing it to my first pride on sunday!  i also got a maple leaf-shaped flag sticker for my laptop (i'm canadian).   

    3. Naegleria fowleri

      Naegleria fowleri

      Yay, another Canadian! I'm from BC, wondering why it's so darn hot this far north 😑. Have fun at your pride!

    4. aro_elise

      aro_elise

      thanks.  i hate the heat too, high twenties is too high.  i'm in toronto.

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