'Ace Voices' is a superb introduction to all things asexual and aromantic. It's an absolute invaluable resource for a-spectrum people, for the people in our lives, and for anyone looking to reflect on the impact that restrictive cultural sex and relationship norms have on everyone. Eschewing outdated narratives of 'lack', and attending to intersections with race, gender, and disability, Young reframes ace and aro experiences as sources of joy and celebration and as leading to relationships and communities founded on mutual trust, open communication, and respect for boundaries - something we could all benefit hugely from.
Capturing the highest of highs and lowest of lows, Ace Voices is a wonderfully realistic look at what it means to be aspec in a heteronormative world.
Young weaves together a wonderfully thorough exploration of the a-spec community, striking a balance between the academic and very personal. This balance makes this book both accessible to those looking to learn about asexuality, and those already within the community looking to further understand themselves. A very thoughtful and refreshing read that seamlessly breaks down the complexity of the a-spec community.