In Case You're Curious About Our History
The National Coalition for Aromantic Visibility was founded in late 2010 by three kids from Staunton, VA, who had noticed there wasn't a place anywhere else for them or others like them. Before the NCAV, the only information on aromanticism widely available was provided by AVEN, the Asexual Visibility and Eduction Network, and as such, applied to only a portion of the world's aromantics.
We threw this place together in hopes of providing a previously unavailable resource to everyone on the aro spectrum; aromantics, grey-aromantics, lithromantics, wtfromantics, and anyone else who finds that an aromantic or other altromantic orientation resonates with them.
The Aromantic community is still very young, but already we have found our experiences to be incredibly varied, with no one definition of what it means to be aromantic being universally applicable to all. Aromantics also come from wildly divergent backgrounds and subscribe to many different identities beyond our aromanticism. Our romantic orientation does not necessarily indicate our sexual orientation, and folks on the aro spectrum may be gay, straight, ace, or anything else.
The NCAV was intended to provide a community space as well as being an informational site. As our community has grown and other spaces have sprung up, we will try to function more as a hub for the online community.
You can contact me, the mod, at especiallythelies@Mac.com