As you may or may not know, we have an internship program. One great thing about working remotely means that all interviews and everything are handled remotely, through email. Therefore, the only thing I know about a person when I decide to bring them on board is their resume and their name. I do not know their gender, their skin color, sexual orientation, disability status, or anything else. Everyone who comes to us is judged strictly on their skills and merit as an intern (or author), and that's the way it should be! (Not that things would be any different if I were meeting them face to face).
It can be more difficult getting to know people when we are all working remotely from our own homes. I recently asked the group of wonderful interns we currently have if any of them would like to participate in a recognition spotlight for the blog. In response to that, Sydney sent me a picture and brief paragraph about herself.
From Sydney: "My name is Sydney and I identify as asexual. Which means that I don’t really experience sexual attraction, but rather I am drawn to how a person acts. I also identify as bi-romantic. Same idea as bi-sexual, but without the sexual attraction! Many people don’t believe that asexuals exist, or otherwise pretend that they aren’t part of the LGBT community, or the Straight community. Because of this we have a tendency to represent ourselves with mythical creatures like dragons. Asexuals are part of the lgbt community and deserve to be known, so please treat them right!"
Sydney, we are glad you are a part of the Dreaming Big family. Thank you for sharing a little about yourself, and for providing education about what it means to be asexual. - Kristi