Growing up Noelie Boardman felt like there was something different about her. “As I hit puberty, I noticed a lot of people around me were getting into relationships and talking about sex, especially in high school,” Boardman, a 2021 Simpson College graduate and now age 23, said. “That was just never a thing I cared about. It wasn’t something I was interested in.”
The 23-year-old recalled how one day as a high school junior she scrolled through Tumblr, a social media website. She stumbled upon a blog about asexuality.