Just wanted to let everyone know that swankivy was interviewed this morning on the Australian show 'Weekend Sunrise'. It went surprisingly well, given how other Australian breakfast shows have handled the topic in the past. There were some pretty insightful questions asked by the hosts, they'd obviously done some research beforehand (or at least been given a brief). One thing that struck me compared to earlier interviews on the topic, is that the concept of asexuality didn't seem quite so foreign/unbelievable to the hosts, which is definitely a good sign. Instead of wasting interview time arguing about whether asexuality is real, we got some good info from swankivy about some of the pressures and concerns that face us, how we handle relationships with others, and a few similar things that don't usually get addressed in such "introductory" interviews.
Aside from one of two cringe-worthy comments (e.g. "How did you know?"), it was a very respectful and informative interview, and of course Swankivy handled it with the poise and grace of a professional.
The video isn't online yet, but I will link it when/if I find it. Kudos to swankivy for another successful and positive interview.
Last night I got to go on Canadian national television to (very) briefly talk about asexuality, the WorldPride-affiliated asexuality conference I'd just been at, and the asexual community's experiences and goals.
Watch the video here:
CTV News Channel: 'A similar fight'
Julie Sondra Decker, author of The Invisible Orientation, discusses asexuality and the conference held on it held in Toronto on Saturday