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Vol. 3, Issue 1: Discovering Identity

Vol. 3, Issue 1: Discovering Identity

Lead Editor
Michael Paramo (@mxparamo)

Layout Editor
Michael Paramo

Cover Art
Daniela Illing (@zeichenleere)

About the Editor
Volume 3, Issue 1

Lead Editor

Michael Paramo (he/they) is a queer neurodivergent Xicanx writer, artist, and researcher. Their research subjects of interest include asexuality, postcolonial, feminist, queer and global Indigenous studies. They have attained a Master’s degree in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton. Contact: mdparamo@gmail.com.

Volume 3, Issue 1

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Theme originally introduced by Katie Frey.
Cover Art “Open” by Daniela Illing.
Online Artwork for “Figuring It Out,” “When I Found My Asexual Heart,” “TOUCH,” “The Gutter,” “The Tightrope,” “A,” “Finding Identity,” “Blackjack,” “On Running and Asexual Embodiment,” “Thanks for the Invalidation,” “asexual education is important because:,” “That’s What Ze Said,” “We Are Whole” by Michael Paramo.
Online Artwork for “Siren Seeking Sailor” — Ulysses and the Sirens, illustration from an antique Greek vase, French School, (19th century) / Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images.
Online Artwork for “Aquinas Strikes Out at Ave Maria University” — An altarpiece in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, by Carlo Crivelli (15th century).
Online Artwork for “Seven of Wands” — Seven of Wands from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.

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The Emergence of Asexual Identity

The Emergence of Asexual Identity