Nonfiction

ACE VOICES – NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

published 21 DECEMBER, 2022

How do we experience attraction?
What does love mean to us?
When did you realise you were ace?
This is the ace community in their own words.
Drawing upon interviews with a wide range of people across the asexual spectrum, Eris Young is here to take you on an empowering, enriching journey through the rich multitudes of asexual life.
With chapters spanning everything from dating, relationships and sex, to mental and emotional health, family, community and joy, the inspirational stories and personal experiences within these pages speak to aces living and loving in unique ways. Find support amongst the diverse narratives of aces sex-repulsed and sex-favourable, alongside voices exploring what it means to be black and ace, to be queer and ace, or ace and multi-partnered – and use it as a springboard for your own ace growth.
Do you see a story like your own?

ACE VOICES is my love letter to the asexual, aromantic, demi and gray-a community.

A range of topics will be covered in this book, including being ace/aro in the larger LGBT community, intersections or complications between ace and other minority experiences, relationships, dating and (having or not having) sex, different ways of experiencing attraction, and consuming popular (and other types of) culture as an asexual or aromantic person.

Please get in touch if you want to hear more from me about this project!

THEY/THEM/THEIR

My first nonfiction book, They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities, was published by Jessica Kingsley in September 2019 – and can be got here, here, or at your local bookshop. 

In this insightful and long-overdue book, Eris Young explores what it's like to live outside of the gender binary and how it can impact on one's relationships, sense of identity, use of language and more. 
Drawing on the author's own experiences as a nonbinary person, as well as interviews and research, it shares common experiences and challenges faced by those who are nonbinary, and what friends, family and other cisgender people can do to support them. Breaking down misconceptions and providing definitions, the history of nonbinary identities and gender-neutral language, and information on healthcare, this much-needed guide is for anyone wanting to fully understand nonbinary and genderqueer identities.

JOURNALISM

I wrote about what it’s like to live as a trans person in Scotland, in a feature for the Scottish newspaper The National.

I interviewed Torrey Peters for The Skinny.

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