How to Be Ace (2020)


Growing up, Rebecca assumes sex is just a scary new thing they will ‘grow into’ as they get older, but when they leave school, start working and do grow up, they start to wonder why they don’t want to have sex with other people.

In this brave, hilarious and empowering graphic memoir, we follow Rebecca as they navigate a culture obsessed with sex – from being bullied at school and trying to fit in with friends, to forcing themself into relationships and experiencing anxiety and OCD – before coming to understand and embrace their asexual identity.

From: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Notes on This Title

This is a memoir of an asexual autistic person, and describes their experiences with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The author uses they/them pronouns but does not disclose their gender identity in the text.




“Overall, the book is both informative and heartfelt.” (Source: Broken Frontier)


Sounds Fake, But Okay: “How To Be Ace feat. Rebecca Burgess

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