Ace Youth | Documentary Idea
(Southern California USA)
I discovered my asexuality in June of 2011. I spent most of my life wondering what was wrong with me, and convincing myself that I was just a late bloomer. Part of me was relieved to find others like me, and another part was a bit angry. Why did I have to go so long thinking something was wrong with me? Asexuality doesn't have a lot of visibility, so most people have to discover it on their own.
My plan for this documentary "Ace Youth" is to travel around the world, interviewing youths (teens-20's) who fall somewhere in the asexuality spectrum. I want to see if others have struggled with their asexuality. Have they been accepted? Do they get support from their friends and family? Was there any information about asexuality available to them? Are they afraid that they'll be alone forever?
I also want to ask the general public questions. Have they ever heard of asexuality? What about demisexual? Do they think it's unnatural, or not even real?
And what information is available for people who are trying to find other asexuals? Are there support groups on and offline? Do local LGBT centers have any info? Do these groups even accept asexuals?
With asexuals only taking up about 1% of the world's population, it doesn't seem like a lot of people know about us. But we're here, and we have a voice.