From the inbox #214

“I have a question that I’ve been debating on and I’d appreciate some advice. I’m a writer, or I aspire to be, and I have a story that focuses three main characters. Each has their own history/backstory, their own personality, their own goals, and their own story arcs that intersect and build on each other. The part I’m hesitant about is that one character is asexual, one is aromantic, and another is agender. The focus of the story isn’t on these aspects, no more than it is on the color of their hair or of their shoes, but I don’t identify as any of these labels and I’m worried about showing disrespect. I have a few people I was going to approach on Tumblr, as advisers/references, but I wanted to see what you thought.”

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