"It was like she had unlocked the door to a word I didn’t even realise I knew but that I had been waiting to hear my entire life."
You might think it’s hypocritical, but I want to change society’s idea of what an asexual person is ‘meant’ to be.
Three years ago, Emi Salida came out as asexual. To some, the term was completely new and incomprehensible but what hurt more were people excluding her from the LGBTQ community as they didn’t think it applied for ‘other’ status. Now, Emi explains the lifestyle to her YouTube community, helping others navigate life as asexual and raising awareness of how it should be part of the LGBTQ community.