It’s said that labels are for soup cans. Never having known an aphorism to be false, I have concluded that I am a soup can.
Physicist – I am a grad student. I do experiments on superconductors. They pay me money. I can answer physics questions for free though.
Blogger – I started blogging in 2007 at Skeptic’s Play. In 2015, I moved to wordpress, changing the title to A Trivial Knot. And now I’ve moved to FTB. Independently from this, I run the group blog The Asexual Agenda, launched in 2012.
Ace – Here’s a brief primer! An asexual is someone who experiences little or no sexual attraction. A gray-A (aka grey-A, gray-ace, grey-sexual, graysexual, grey-asexual, grace) is somewhere between asexual and not. A demisexual might only experience sexual attraction to someone if they have a close emotional bond. “Ace” is often used as an umbrella, including asexuals, gray-aces and demisexuals. I’m gray-A.
Oddly, of the three labels I’ve presented so far, “ace” is the one that is derided as a phase and a lifestyle choice.
Gay – I feel ??? attraction towards men. I have a boyfriend. He is a robot–that’s why he has trouble with Captcha codes.
Male – Also incidentally I was assigned the male gender at birth, so that makes me cisgender. Pronouns are he/him.
Atheist – There are no gods and I don’t think gods even deserve to be a serious hypothesis. I come from a not-so-religious Catholic background.
Asian American – My dad is white. My mother is ethnically Chinese. She immigrated to the US from the Philippines. I was born in Korea. Guess which ethnicity I identify with most closely. We can figure it out together!
Social justice activist – I don’t know what I do that is actually helpful. Somewhere among the math and philosophy blogging, sometimes I write about social issues. Some people say they like it. Maybe you will like it too.
Housekeeping note: I am traveling at the moment and won’t be able to approve comments very quickly. I also might adjust around the design later, but for now you must pardon the dust.