Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

The Problem with Black Asexual Representation | Yasmin Benoit | Voice #82

1-2% of the population identifies as asexual, yet this identity remains largely misunderstood and underrepresented in both media and society. In this enlightening episode, Yasmin Benoit, a pioneering advocate for the asexual and aromantic communities, opens up about her personal journey, the challenges of visibility, and her passionate fight for acceptance and understanding.

Why You Should Listen:
- Gain Insight into an Often-Overlooked Identity: Learn about asexuality from someone who lives it, providing a unique perspective on navigating life and relationships as an asexual individual.
- Understand the Importance of Representation: Yasmin's journey highlights the critical need for diverse sexual orientations to be recognised and included in mainstream conversations about sexuality.
- Be Inspired by Advocacy: Discover how one person's voice can make a significant difference in challenging societal norms and fostering a more inclusive world.
- Expand Your Perspective: Whether you're a part of the LGBTQ+ community or just seeking to understand more about the diverse spectrum of human sexuality, this episode offers valuable insights and encourages empathy and support for all identities.

Yasmin Benoit is a British model, asexual activist, writer, and speaker. Described as the "unlikely face of asexuality" by Cosmopolitan Magazine, she quickly became a leading voice for the community after publicly coming out in 2017.

She started the #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike movement for diverse asexual visibility and representation and co-founded International Asexuality Day (April 6). Soon after, she was included on the Attitude101 Influential Figures List as a "trailblazer" in "The Future: Under 25" category and made the Visible100 List as a Community Campaigner.

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