I’m primarily focusing my work on progressive Christianity and the queer church because that’s where I’m most needed and fit best, but others have blazed a trail before I got here and I’m not alone now.
Podcast episodes where I talk about my aro ace experience in Christianity, aro and ace inclusive affirming theology, queerness, and more: https://invisiblecakesociety.com/podcasts/
Being aro ace, celibate, sex positive, and Side A (fully affirming): https://invisiblecakesociety.com/2021/06/05/side-a-celibate-asexual-queer/
Frozen 2 helped me come out: https://invisiblecakesociety.com/2020/05/20/show-yourself/
Asexuality and purity culture, part 1 of my story: https://invisiblecakesociety.com/2020/04/22/no-more-waiting-p-1/ and part 2 of my story: https://invisiblecakesociety.com/2020/04/24/no-more-waiting-p-2/.
I joined a group of religious aces to talk about our experiences for Ace Week 2021 hosted by The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project: https://taaap.org/2021/10/29/ace-week-21-religious-aces/
For Pride month 2022, I partnered with Ellen Huang (see below) and Justin Ancheta to host a discussion among the aro and ace Christian community on issues that affect us and our dreams for a more a-spec inclusive church. See the anonymized meeting notes here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WxbT7146btDgbjhtUr6HqCmUv25Zt0lDtIrWJ3xZL7U/edit?usp=sharing
Ellen Huang: Read all of these beautiful poetry and prose works. So much of what Ellen writes resonates strongly with me as well.
- Poetry: Aromantic Jesus | but you don’t understand, i have found love | You Might Not Be Struck By Lightning As You Wish |
- Essays: What, to the Rest of Us, Is the Bride of Christ | Primarily, No Purple | The Romantic Mask | Coming Out in Asian America | Only Human/Sacrifice
What it means to be asexual and Christian on Queer Grace: http://queergrace.com/asexual/
Encouragement for Aros and Aces on the Our Bible App devotional library: https://www.ourbibleapp.com/new-blog/katelyn-woods-111
Asexual and Aromantic Identities and the Image of God | Reformation Project workshop video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbJUrZRghHU
The Ace Couple podcast series on how extreme right-wing groups use Christianity to be aphobic: Asexual Marriage Is Under Attack | Religious Right Says Sex Is Integral to Marriage | God Gave Us Sex… | Christian Republicans Hate Asexuals
Christine Woolgar on her journey with sex and sexual dysfunction as a married ace Christian woman: https://www.workthegreymatter.com/thoughts-asexual-christian-married-woman/
A zine from 2016 on ace perspectives on the church: https://theacetheist.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/aces-in-the-church-zine.pdf
Mistaking asexuality for sexual purity: http://www.rolereboot.org/archives/details/2015-04-i-mistook-my-asexuality-for-sexual-purity/
A blog post and informal survey of the blogger’s local churches on acceptance of asexuality in 2014: https://theacetheist.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/on-christians-the-sanctification-of-sex/ and https://theacetheist.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/concluding-round-2/.
A 2013 Asexual Agenda post on asexuality and Christianity: https://asexualagenda.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/christianity-and-asexuality/
A 2012 midrash (biblical reimagining) on the asexuality of Mary and the virgin birth: https://feminismandreligion.com/2012/09/01/the-need-for-asexuality-in-theological-discourse-by-lachelle-schilling/