Allosexual Aromantic

Handdrawn illustration of a mountain road scene with trees in the foreground and bushes in the background. Scene is overlaid with the dark green/light green/white/yellow/gold stripes of the allo-aro pride flag. The text Aro Worlds Resources sits across the image in a black, antique handdrawn type, separated by two ornate Victorian-style black dividers.

Information and Resources

Allo-Aro 101: a beginner’s breakdown on being both allosexual and aromantic.

Allo-Aro Friendly Terminology: how to understand and use common a-spec community terms without erasing, hurting or angering allosexual aromantics.

Allo-Aro Erasure, A Guide: a list of more than fifty ways allo-aros experience aromantic and allosexual erasure in a-spec and aromantic community spaces.

Allo-Aro Community Inclusion, A Guide: a list of actions you can take to help allosexual aromantics feel welcome and accepted in aromantic and a-spec spaces both online and offline.

(For an additional guide focusing on allo-aro inclusion in the aromantic community, please check out this post.)

Allo-Aro Manifesto: K. A.’s declaration of terminology, definitions and community expectations, inside and outside a-spec spaces.

Allo-Aro Post Archive: a list of K. A’s activism-themed posts on the subject of allosexual aromantic antagonism and erasure, community identity, terminology and allyhood.

Solidarity Not Conflation: @aromanticrey’s essay on the relationship between the aromantic and asexual communities, with particular focus on how this impacts allo-aros.

Tags and Community

Tumblr tags relevant to allo-aros include #alloaro, #allo aro, #allosexual aromantic and #allosexual aromanticism.

Community blogs focusing on allosexual aromantic experience, identity and representation include:

A much longer list, including individual allo-aro bloggers and creators, can be found at the Allo-Aro Community Directory.

Content on this site uses the tag #alloaro and the categories allo aro and allo aro fiction.

Pride Flags and Stock Images

A more complete listing of flags depicting or referring to allo-aro pride can be found at the Allo-Aro Flag Guide. The tag #alloaro on the @aroflagarchive Tumblr will also bring up a wide variety of combination/merged flags, like allo-aro lesbian.

@arotaro​​​ created the dark green/light green/white/yellow/gold flag gaining prominence in the community as allo-aro pride:

A horizontal five-stripe flag. Colours in descending order: dark green, light green, white, yellow, gold.@aro-punkwave created the dark green/cream/red/brown/black flag that’s used by a few allo-aros:

A horizontal five-stripe flag. Colours in descending order: dark green, cream, red, brown, black.@filthy-allosexual proposed a dark green/light green/white/pink flag:

A horizontal four-stripe flag. Colours in descending order: dark green, light green, white and bright pink.The #alloaro tag on Aro Arrows collects a range of free-use allo-aro flag and stock images, with a gradient flag, custom flag edits, arrow dividers, and bunting banners featuring the green/gold flag.

Arrow dividers and bunting banners are also available for the red/brown and green/pink flag variants.

Creative Media and Representation

@aroworlds #alloaro: the tag on K. A.’s aromantic creativity Tumblr blog collects allo-aro stories, crafts and visual art pieces.

Hallo, Aro: K. A.’s flash fiction series about allo-aro experiences and the intersection of aromanticism with sexual attraction. You can find these stories on Patreon, Tumblr and WordPress.

When Quiver Meets Quill: a collection of short aromantic contemporary and fantasy fiction, with most stories centring on or including allo-aro characters. You can find this collection on Patreon.

Allo-Aro Fiction: K. A. also has a master post collecting all hir short stories and novelettes with allo-aro narrating protagonists. Most works are available for free as online posts or downloadable digital books.

Five book covers comprised into a single image, all by K. A. Cook. Hallo, Aro has pink casual script type against a blue background surrounded by feathers and leaves; The Sorcerous Compendium of Postmortem Query shows a graveyard at night; Love Spells Rainbows and Rosies shows the wooden front door of a witch's workshop; A Prince of the Dead shows greyscale leaves on a stained paper background; What if it Isn't shows black text on a coloured abstract background.

Music and Playlists

When You’re Aro But Still Wanna Bang: @aromantictunes has compiled a playlist of allo-aro friendly songs.

Allo-Aro Playlist: a list of songs aromantics on Tumblr think speak to allo-aro experiences.

Contact and Support

I encourage a-spec websites, organisations and communities to reference and link to as many of my articles and resources as they find relevant.

If you know of allo-aro-authored books, articles, essays, publications or art that should be listed here as a resource, please send me an ask on Tumblr.

If people wish to reproduce my allo-aro essays, lists or flash fiction pieces in their outreach, send me an ask on Tumblr and tell me what you want to use and how you intend to publish it. This means I can link back to you as a community doing your best to promote allo-aro voices.