Kate Wood (she/her)
Kate Wood is an activist and researcher identifying as Asexual and Queer. Her work focuses on discrimination, violence and hate crime against asexual (and aromantic) people. Herself a survivor of acephobic sexual violence, Kate originally began her research to help inform her activism – she sought the evidence to back up her claim that her story isn’t a rare or one-off incident. What she found was an often unspoken, unrecorded problem with violence against her community. Kate’s passion is the collecting, cataloguing and sharing of these stories.
Kate’s latest research project is the 2021 Asexual Lived Experiences Survey, which involved analysing the data from 1600 respondents worldwide, investigating 7 different forms of discrimination and violence. She also talks publicly about her own experience as a survivor, teaches Asexuality 101 and works on other projects in Australia and internationally.