Interview: Hannah

Today we’re joined by Hannah. Hannah is a truly phenomenal artist who makes some of the most gorgeous jewelry. Using natural gems, fossils, and minerals, she creates stunning work. Aside from jewelry, Hannah also dabbles in music. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

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Please, tell us about your art.

I work with wires to create intricate jewelry with natural gems, minerals, and fossils.

What inspires you?

I’m often inspired by the stones themselves, and other artists I admire.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I’ve always been an artist! Music is also one of my passions and I also enjoy drawing as well. My grandmother was actually the one who suggested I start making jewelry, and she bought me my first pair of pliers. I had begun to develop an interest in rocks, and had started my own collection, so my grandmother suggested I try to use wire to create something with the things in my collection.

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Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

A lot of my jewelry incorporates a star on the back of the piece. This star actually helps to keep the stone in secured in the wrap surrounding it.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Practice, practice, PRACTICE. Nobody starts out creating masterpieces. I know I sure didn’t! Also, make your art your own! Developing your own style is extremely important!!!

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ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I am an aromantic asexual!

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I’m not all the way out yet, so I haven’t really experienced any problems caused by my sexuality.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

So many people seem to think that asexuality is a new concept! In all actuality, it’s been recognized as a sexuality for around for a hundred years! Magnus Hirschfeld mentioned concepts akin to asexuality in his pamphlet which he published in 1896. A ton of people seem to think this is another sexuality born out of Tumblr culture.

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What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Your orientation is beautiful. You aren’t broken at all! Learning to embrace your sexuality is one of the most important things you can do (at least in my opinion!!!)

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

Find me on Instagram (at) hannahfrankewirewraps!

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Thank you, Hannah, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: Kaitlyn Shepley

Today we’re joined by Kaitlyn Shepley. Kaitlyn is a phenomenally talented animator and musician from Canada. They’re an incredibly versatile artist who has dabbled in quite a few mediums. Their work is unbelievably gorgeous and totally adorable, as you’ll soon see. I was totally in awe of the animations they sent along. Kaitlyn is just a delightful artist who has a lot of enthusiasm for their work, as you’ll soon see. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.

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Please, tell us about your art.

I’m a full time animator working in children’s television, mostly shows for Disney or Nickelodeon. I like doing personal stuff after work at home. My dream is to be able to get to a point where I can work on my own stuff full time. I do illustration, short films, gifs, comics, music composition, fashion design, cosplay and sewing! I think my friends would describe my style as either cute, funny or, when I’m being serious, whimsical.

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What inspires you?

My friends in animation are all very talented artists and I think we spur each other on. I also get really inspired by indie developers, musicians and animators. Seeing them taking on big projects by themselves and getting it done makes me want to get my own ideas out there.

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AroAce Drip Tee

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I’ve been drawing and making comics for as long as I remember. I loved Sailor Moon and Cardcaptors when I was younger and my interest in animation just grew with me. Things like Akira, Mind Game and Perfect Blue make me excited about being an animator.

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Silent Moon

I wrote my first song when I was 14 and made albums for my friends to listen to. I had been puttering away on my piano since I was very young. I would watch my dad play and he’d tell me how great his dad was at playing by ear. I found it became the best emotional outlet for me in high school. Now that I’ve switched to electronic music it’s just a fun creative outlet.

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Stun Fisk

I didn’t get into fashion until I was 17. There was a fashion show every year at my school and I’d been watching other people do it for 3 years until I told myself: I’m going to go for it. I made 3 designs from scratch that year and have continued to sew to this day. My biggest reason for sewing is to have more control over my fashion. Stores don’t usually sell what I want, so I make it myself!

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Bats Leggings

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

I think my friends would say that my unique signature is the noodle people I do for my comics as well as my silly sharks. I really like drawing things that make people laugh.

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Devil Jho

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

If there’s something you want to do, just do it. Don’t wait until you’re good enough. Don’t wait until you go to school for it. Start now. The sooner you start, the better you will get. Webcomics, as an example, are a great way to up your art skill. It demands you to approach lots of different angles and expressions and challenges you to make sure your characters stay on model. It’ll keep you drawing on a schedule and challenge you to work through artist’s block. It’ll also let you physically see your improvement over time. Don’t redraw old chapters. Just keep going!

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Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I’m panromantic asexual! I also identify as agender.

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Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I’m largely invisible in my field. To others I appear heterosexual, especially because I work with my cishet partner. Co-workers have made a lot of uncomfortable assumptions about me. I try to come out and break the assumptions whenever I feel like the situation is appropriate. Co-workers so far seem curious and open minded. They might say offensive things, but not intentionally. Once I talk them through it, they seem to be still perplexed but understanding.

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Darth Kaethe

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

I think due to low visibility it’s really common for people to think that you just haven’t had good sex yet. They might think you were abused, or that you’re a late bloomer. Once people understand that it’s a thing, it’s common for people to ask me personal questions to learn more about asexuals. Aside from being invasive, these questions don’t help them to learn about how versatile asexuality is. By bringing the conversation away from me and telling them all of the different ways an asexual could feel about something, I think they end up learning more while I get to keep my privacy.

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What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

It’s so easy to second guess your orientation. People will give you a million reasons why you can’t know for sure yet. Especially if someone’s pressuring you to have sex, nobody tells heterosexuals that they have to have sex with someone of the same sex before they can know for sure that they don’t want it. Don’t make yourself do anything you don’t want to do. Don’t be afraid of your label changing too. All you know is what you know now. You don’t have to know everything that will change in the future.

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Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

My favourite spot is Tumblr: http://www.kaitlyn-shepley.tumblr.com, where I post art, animation and comics.

I’ve got a Storenvy: http://www.kitkatkatu.storenvy.com/, where I sell clothes and my electronic music is on Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/kitkatkatu.

I also put art and art updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitkatkatu/, Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/kitkatkatu, DeviantArt: http://www.kit-kat-katu.deviantart.com/, and Blogspot: http://kaitlyn-shepley.blogspot.ca/.

I’ve got my cats and outfits on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kitkatkatu/.

Don’t be shy about messaging me about commissions or to talk!

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Dark Souls

Thank you, Kaitlyn, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: Hayley Thorpe

Today we’re joined by Hayley Thorpe. Hayley is a phenomenal young up and coming writer who has dabbled in many forms of writing. She is incredibly passionate about poetry and has recently embarked on writing a novel. Aside from that, she has written quite a few other things. It’s very apparent that Hayley has the soul of a writer and has a very bright future ahead of her. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

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Please, tell us about your art.

I am a writer! For the longest time, I favored poetry, although I did dabble in fiction, creative nonfiction, and script writing in high school. However, this summer, I embarked on the great journey of writing a novel, which has been interesting to say the least. I took a four-year magnet program in high school in Literary Arts. I have won three Honorable Mentions and one Silver Key from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and have self-published a collection of poetry entitled Heart Sounds.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by my favorite writers (such as Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Billy Collins). I am also inspired by writers with whom I attended school, many of whom are now self-published. I am hugely inspired by music, and the playlist for my current novel includes bands such as The Strokes, Wilco, and The Maine.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I like to say that it’s in my blood. I always loved to read, as did my mother and my maternal grandmother before me, and my paternal great-grandmother loved to memorize and recite poetry. But for me, I met a lot of authors through school events growing up, and I wanted to be the one signing books at a table one day. I wanted to see my books in stores. I did a lot of creative writing in elementary school, but didn’t start enjoying what I produced until middle school. But once I realized how rewarding it was, I never looked back.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

I always try to include artists and writers in my works of fiction. Lately, there’s also been a restaurant that is a figment of my own imagination that often pops up in various projects.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Specifically for writers, I would say read everything. Read fiction and poetry and plays, even if those aren’t what you typically write. Read “good” writing and “bad” writing and figure out what makes it “good” and “bad.” Try to do something writing-related every day, but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t. Realize that publication isn’t everything.

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Where on the spectrum do you identify?

Asexual with romantic feelings towards women.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

Not as of yet, since I very recently came out as asexual, but I’m hoping for the best!

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

As I said, since I only recently came out, I haven’t encountered many things directed at me, but I think it’s bizarre when people think we can’t feel romantic feelings or that we can never feel sexual attraction. Asexuality, like many orientations, is a spectrum, and each asexual has their own unique feelings and experiences.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Talk to someone. I was really lucky that I had friends who were willing to let me talk through it, and I also had a friend who was experiencing the same confusion I was and asking the same questions. But also realize that at the end of the day, you know yourself the best. Don’t let people put a label on you that you’re not comfortable with, and try to remember that they won’t necessarily have all the answers.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

The purchase link for my book is here: https://amzn.com/0615964389 and you can also preview it there. I’m trying to get a website up, so stay tuned!

Thank you, Hayley, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: Lex

Today we’re joined by Lex, who also goes by Ceinos. Lex is a wonderfully versatile artist. They’re an aspiring writer who specializes in short stories and flash fiction, both of which they’re quite passionate about. Aside from writing, Lex also dabbles in crafts and does some jewelry making. They’re also starting to do some cosplaying and costuming. Lex is incredibly enthusiastic about art, as you’ll soon read, and is obviously incredibly dedicated. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.

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Chrys Earrings

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Please, tell us about your art.

I am mainly a writer, especially of short stories and some flash fiction.  I haven’t been published yet (aside from self publishing online!) but I’m working on getting together a collection of ‘expanded’ fairy tales that I can try to get published.  I’d love to write novels someday but right now I don’t have the endurance to do that.

I also do some crafting on the side, mostly jewelry making and a little bit of costuming/cosplaying (I’m working on getting more into it!).

What inspires you?

Almost anything can inspire me to write a story, from a dream to a piece of visual art to a story prompt. Most of my stories start out as an image in my head based on my inspiration, and putting that image into words is what kicks off the writing process.

Jewelry that I make is usually based on a specific person that I intend to give it to.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I’ve been telling myself stories since I was very young, and my love of reading was probably a big help in wanting to write.  As I get older, looking back on the way reading and books have influenced my life, I want more and more to have a positive influence like that on other people.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

None that I can think of, although maybe incredibly detailed descriptions of scenery count? Since I’m usually writing from an image in my head, I want to try and give my readers that same picture, if I can.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Practice, practice, practice! I know you’ll hear it a lot, but it’s the only way you’ll get better. If you feel really stuck, put it down and look at it again the next morning.   Don’t throw out your work, even if you don’t like it—you can look back on it and see things you did well and things you want to change. And most of all, don’t let anyone (even your internal critic!) stop you from doing something you love to do.

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Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I’d call myself very asexual.  I’m also sex-repulsed.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

Definitely a lot of ignorance.  There seem to be so many people who think that Relationship = Must Have Sex, or that it’s something that everyone wants, and it’s very tiring to be reading and enjoying something and then suddenly the love interests are sleeping together, or sex is being described as the be all end all of love and relationships, or the existence of ace people is being ignored.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

Mostly that it’s the same as aromanticism. I get a lot of surprised, “You’ve dated people? But I thought you were ace!”.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

You’re not broken, there’s nothing wrong with you.  If you need someone to talk to, there are lots of us here who can help.  Don’t let yourself get pressured into anything you’re not 100% comfortable doing.  And don’t worry about if your labels or identity change: the possibility that they might doesn’t invalidate the fact of how you feel about yourself now.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

I maintain two Tumblr blogs: draconiclore.tumblr.com and pallis-cat.tumblr.com.  I also go by Ceinos on Archive Of Our Own: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Ceinos/pseuds/Ceinos

Feel free to come talk to me!

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Martin Necklace

Thank you, Lex, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: Jennifer M.K.

Today we’re joined by Jennifer M.K.. Jennifer is a fantastic, incredibly versatile artist who does a bit of everything. She’s an aspiring writer who has written both fiction and nonfiction. Aside from writing, Jennifer is also musically inclined and enjoys singing. She also weaves potholders and creates virtual pottery. Jennifer is an incredibly dedicated artist who loves to create and it shows in her beautiful work, as you’ll soon see. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

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Please, tell us about your art.

I’m an aspiring writer who also sings, weaves potholders, and creates virtual pottery on the Let’s Create! Pottery app. As far as writing goes, I’ve dabbled in poetry, short stories, and I accidentally started a fantasy novel last month (a one-shot hit a growth spurt). For school, I’ve mainly written literary analyses, sociological essays, and other nonfiction pieces.

What inspires you?

I’m not actually sure about writing. I always want it to be perfect on the first draft, so I usually lose sight of whatever inspired me in the first place. Using prompts, doing writing exercising, taking a break, and reading fanfiction all can help me climb out of the perfectionism rut.

For singing, just listening to other musicians can easily inspire me to improvise a cover, even if I’m just doing things around my room or something. Singing just feels so wonderful when I don’t put pressure on myself to perform.

When it comes to potholders and virtual pottery, I usually look to my surroundings, or I make the piece with a specific person or theme in mind.

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What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I actually hated reading and writing when I first started school! I didn’t catch the bookworm until the spine of Ron Roy’s The Invisible Island caught my eye from a library shelf when I was eight. By the time I finished his A to Z Mysteries series, of which Island is a part, I was hooked. As I read more, my writing improved, and by the time I was eleven or twelve, I knew I wanted to explore writing more. I’m finally taking the plunge and declaring a writing major.

I’ve just loved music and singing for longer than I can remember. Both of my grandfathers were musically talented, so it might be in my DNA.

I started the potholders because I was stressed out and nostalgic. It’s something for my hands to do when I need to concentrate on a simple distraction.

I actually found out about the pottery app when I was working with summer preschoolers. It just seemed so fun and relaxing.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

I don’t know yet. I’m only beginning to explore and expand my creative pursuits.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

You will always doubt your own work, but everyone is too busy freaking out about their own to notice the flaws in yours. We’re all in the same boat, so we might as well sit back and try to have some fun on the ride, even when the hull springs a leak (or fifty). Yes, that advice is much easier said than done, and that’s OK too. We have life vests and duct tape.

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Where on the spectrum do you identify?

Asexual, who-knows-what-romantic

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I’m still super new to the field, so I haven’t yet. If I do, I hope to remind myself that asexuality is valid, and I know I could reach out to asexual people and safe spaces.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

It’s a tie between the idea that asexuality “isn’t possible,” and that it’s synonymous with celibacy. Honorable mentions: asexual humans are not capable of sex, or we just need “to find the right person.”

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What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Pretty much the same advice I have for aspiring artists: questioning your own is normal, and you are not the only one going through the struggle right now. This boat, too, caries many a passenger at any given time. Some stay for a short trip, others seem to become part of the woodwork. However long you ride, you might as well take the time to explore and chat with the rest of the crew.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

https://jmkfan.tumblr.com/ask

http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/jennifermk/novels/the-search-and-four-bonus-tales

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Thank you, Jennifer, for participating in this interview and in this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: Kay

Today we’re joined by Kay, who also goes by Kaystronaut online. Kay is a phenomenal hobby artist who loves to draw and paint. Their work is truly extraordinary, showing an incredible attention to detail and just an astonishing use of color. There is obviously a lot of love put into their work, as you’ll soon see. It’s absolutely beautiful. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.

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Please, tell us about your art.

OK, I am a hobby artist who works mainly with watercolor and various pens. I love drawing and painting my original characters but I also do fanart too. Lots of detail is a must! I got started with watercolor mainly because I have always been attracted to it as a medium and love its easy flow on paper.

What inspires you?

Lots of things actually. Catholic art, Mucha, manga. . . But movies and music are the big ones. I love Wes Anderson and Del Toro movies their visuals are always so stunning. I find though that the movies and TV shows I like don’t always match my own art style it’s a little weird.

But my favorite movies for inspiration have to be: Hellboy, The Crow, I Robot, The Dark Crystal, Jurassic Park and Megamind.

Of course Steven Universe is amazing too and also very inspiring.

eeerrr there is just too much inspiration out there!!

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What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I have always been interested in drawing, but I think it was in 6th grade when it started and we had to draw a picture of a human heart. Afterwards the class was really amazed (I guess I did well meh). So I think it was others reactions that made me think that art was something I could do.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

Haha this is interesting I do have a signature it’s a triangle with the letter K in it for my name, though that’s not really a secret. I also love incorporating triangles and halos into my pieces because I think it adds a bit of mystery into my work. You find yourself wondering, “Are they working for the Illuminati?”

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

JUST DRAW!! No matter if it looks ‘bad’ just keep drawing and don’t stop. Fill a whole page with doodles. This is something I wish I did more of back when I was younger, I would always look at a drawing of mine and hate it and spend lots of time thinking about how to make it look perfect, when I should have just drawn without thinking it over so much.

And always remember: you can do it!!

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Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I identify as Aromantic and Asexual (Aro Ace). I have always felt this way for as long as I can remember, in fact when I was younger I always thought people chose to be attracted to someone. It wasn’t until 2014 when I found out what asexuality was and started to identify myself that way.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

Hmm because I’m just a hobbyist and have not come out to anyone other than my brother I have not run into any prejudice yet thankfully.

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What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

Probably that I am just really weird and out of the norm (but to me that’s more of a compliment so it doesn’t bother me to much). Though I can understand how that would bother someone who just wants to be excepted and not looked at differently.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

This may sound cliché but just be yourself, and don’t rely on labels to much yo.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

My Deviantart is where I am the most active. Feel free to talk to me I don’t bite!!

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Thank you, Kay, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: Morgan Gage

Today we’re joined by Morgan Gage. Morgan is an incredible writer and actress who has identified as asexual for a few years. She’s a theater actress though she is interested in eventually acting in front of the camera at some point. For writing, she is quite versatile: mostly a poet, she also enjoys writing short stories and is working on a novel. This is an artist with an incredibly bright future ahead of her. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

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Please, tell us about your art.

I’m an author, actress, and asexual. I’ve got a thing for the letter ‘A,’ maybe.

I write a poetry primarily, short stories, screenplays, and am currently working on a novel. Writing has always been away for me to express my emotions and viewpoints and to tell the stories that I want to read. I’m involved with man creative writing groups who have given me a lot of support in my writing.

I’m an on stage actress, and I absolutely love everything to do with it. I’ve never worked in front of a camera, and though I’m interested in doing it in the future, I love the energy that comes with performing live and the bond that forms between you and the rest of the cast. It’s such a unique experience since the audience is there with you the entire way for every wrong line or trip in a dance. Hours are spent together just learning a few songs or running through the play one last time in order to avoid a mistake on opening night. I’m currently in a production of Beauty and the Beast with so many lovely people who inspire me to push myself further.

What inspires you?

Most of my inspiration for writing comes from an image, line, or phrase that will come to mind and shape itself into a story or poem. However, I find a lot of inspiration in fairytales and mythology, particularly Greek. I like to read works by other authors, professional, and not to see what I do and don’t like in what they write and apply that to my own work. Recently, I’ve read a lot of Allen Ginsberg who I would definitely recommend reading. More often than not, I can find inspiration all around me in other pieces of art, in current issues that I feel strongly about, and my own emotions.

When it comes to acting, I try to consider all of the little things that shape my character and find the similarities between myself and who I’m playing in order to go beyond just reading lines. For me, to portray a character you have to understand that character and be able to look beyond what you’re told to make your performance of them your own.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

When it comes to writing, I’ve always loved books and to tell stories. I learned to read at an early age, and books were what my family members used to bribe me as a child. This love for books became a desire to write books, and I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t interested in writing.

As for acting, I always loved to play pretend and still do. Even today, I play dress up with makeup and old costumes. The idea of being a movie star also got me interested in being an actress, but now I just act for enjoyment.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

My own habits tend to be reflected in the characters I play, so it’s common for their nervous tick to be biting their lip or for many of their mannerisms to be similar to my own.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Give yourself permission to suck. I understand perfectionism, the wish to make your work exactly how you see it in your head, but that isn’t how it will always work out. No matter your field, you need to let yourself suck. Sometimes you will suck, and the goal should be to suck less and to try to improve.

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Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I identify as panromantic-asexual.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I have had people question how I can portray people who aren’t ace in my writing and as an actress which I mostly just brush off. Through creative writing particularly, I’ve met people who are wonderful about my orientation and some who identify on the ace spectrum as well.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

The idea that it isn’t real. Personally, I’ve had many people tell me that I’m not really asexual and that I must be lying about it. I met someone who made sexual comments towards me, and they claimed I just wanted to appear innocent when I told them I was ace.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Don’t worry about whether this is a phase. Figuring out your sexual and romantic orientation can be confusing, and what you identify as now may not be how you see yourself in a year or even in a week. However, that doesn’t make how you feel any less valid. How and if you choose to label yourself is all about personal preference and what makes you comfortable. Through the years, I’ve identified as straight (for more than the first half of my life), heteroromantic-asexual, and now as panromantic-asexual. It is possible that one day that will change.

Also, don’t feel pressured to come out no matter your romantic orientation or where you fall on the ace-spectrum. Come out when you’re comfortable and safe doing so. Having someone to talk to is always helpful, and I am always up for listening to a rant or even just holding a regular conversation. You can message me on Tumblr if you’d like.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

I have some of my old poetry posted on my Tumblr (asexualsunflower) and will hopefully share on there soon about moving to another site to post my writing due to copyright issues concerning posting my writing on Tumblr that I recently learned about.

Unfortunately, I don’t have anywhere that you can see my acting since all of it has been on stage and videotaping plays can be super distracting to the actors and others watching.

Thank you, Morgan, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.