About Sara

The only time I've ever been happy to have a mustache!

Sara Roberts is a fiction writer and college student who lives in Missouri with her father and their two Schnauzers, Jake and Greta.

Like all writers, she loves books and stories. Her favorites include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the Xanth series by Piers Anthony, Tick Tock by Dean Koontz, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, and American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Sara is an aromantic asexual, someone who doesn’t feel sexual or romantic attraction, and frequently addresses these things on her blog. Two of her articles, ‘6 Things That Made Me Realize I’m An Aromantic Asexual’ and ‘An Aromantic Perspective: What It’s Like to be in a Romantic Relationship,’ have been published by Everyday Feminism.

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4 thoughts on “About Sara”

  1. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! (See my most recent post for details!)

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  2. I couldn’t find a way to contact with you privately, so I hope you still read these comments.

    Couple of days ago I read your article “6 Things About Toxic Dating Culture That Made Me Realize I’m an Aromantic Asexual” on Everyday Feminism, and now I feel incredibly grateful to you.

    I’ve always considered me an straight men, but somehow I’ve also felt out of place in the sexual-romantic relationship world. Many times, people have shown interest in me, but the feeling have been mutual in (very) few cases. Due to the social pressure, I though that I was kind of clumsy about flirting and things like that, but the reality is that I (almost) never felt any kind of sexual attraction towards people. I’ve felt some kind of “shame”, because my personal environment never understood how could I feel such a little interest in sexual intercouses, saying things like “Is not that you don’t like her, the problem is that you’re a coward”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m surrounded by marvelous and open-minded people, but the truth is that it’s easier to stand for the LGBT community than accepting the unexistence of sexual desire (It’s like more “mainstream” social consciousness, I don’t know if you get my point, don’t wanna sound like an alt-right kind of person ’cause I’m not). In some few cases, I’ve felt attraction, had sexual intercouses or even maintained short relations, and in those cases, my friends said things like “You see? You have it in you, but you’re just shy”, but the sad truth is that most of the times this happened, it was more because of the social pressure than because of “authentic” will.

    I knew there was something called asexuality, but I never really thought about it as a proper option, until I read your article. I felt very identificated with your personal story, so I decided to “investigate” more about it. I found what is called grey-asexuality, and I felt like it describes me perfectly. A gender identity is not something that you can fully embrace and accept form one day to another, but I feel like it fits me perfectly. Somehow I feel way more relaxed and self-accepted now that I’m sarting to realise that my “problem” was not a problem at all.

    I’d love to tell you more about my personal situation, but as you can imagine, English is not my mother tongue, so I need to think what I’m writting and the purpose of this comment was just a “brief” but sincere THANK YOU for you’d made me open my eyes. Really, my deepest and sincerest THANK YOU 😀

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