Category: acephobia

Happy Asexual Awareness Week! 

In celebration, I filmed another video with Pink News about my experiences as a Black asexual lingerie model and an activist. Our last video was such a hit that we had to do another. There’s also an accompanying article: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/10/20/asexual-lingerie-model-yasmin-benoit-ace-activist/

Thanks everyone for your ongoing support! 

We have lost a member of our asexual community under horrific and devastating circumstances. I knew of Bianca because she felt empowered enough to use the #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike hashtag and submit her photo to the @thisiswhatasexuallookslike page. It warmed my heart. Then, only a few days later, I learn that she was killed and that photos of her murder are going viral online. She was only 17. I’m sick of humans being so disgusting. She was a beautiful soul who did not deserve this. She should not be remembered because people are getting sick kicks out of watching her death and spreading hate about her. She should have lived a long and happy life. I’m so shaken. I’m so sorry. I wish there was something more I could do. 

If I see anyone using this hashtag to share the graphic material or saying anything negative about her in the comments I will block and report you. Please don’t circulate or even look for it. Have some respect. I believe the police are still investigating this. My thoughts are with her friends and family. #RIPBianca 

Next time someone says that ‘aphobia’ isn’t a thing, show them this.

This is why it’s so important to educate people about asexuality. Through my work, I’ve encountered many people who aren’t just ignorant when it came to asexuality, they’re aggressively against it. There are asexual people who don’t want to come out just so that they don’t have to experience remarks like the ones I’m reading out there. 

#ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike