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Melinda Nielsen

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Scheduling Coordinator
Amherst, Massachusetts
I am a recovering social democrat. Still-social democrat friends and family ask me for the concrete details of a free society, and I don't have many answers, but I am clear on non-aggression. I love learning, dancing, meeting new people and ideas, and off-road cycling. I don't love grappling with ADHD, but it's teaching me (slowly!) to work with reality as it is.

I am also a recovering sexual person. Several months ago my therapist asked me if I had considered that I might be asexual. I didn't even know such a thing existed, but it explained a lot of things about my life. I felt the dart of Truth pierce my heart. I founded a local meet-up for asexuals, and am on a mission to educate the public that asexuality exists, it's a normally-occurring part of the bell curve of human sexuality (around 1%), and it is as ​"legitimate" and acceptable as any other sexuality. Feel free to say, "Hi," and ask me about asexuality or any other sexual minority issues.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, June 23



Saturday, June 28