Telling personal stories of trauma is a powerful political act.

I created this blog for people seeking stories they can relate to. This is a curated collection of comics on topics of sexual assault, harassment, rape culture, and advocacy. I encourage you to create comics and submit them, even if you don't think of yourself as an artist. Your stories are welcome here.  ❤ Erma

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An update on the Teen Years Anthology

Hi friends. I've decided to put the Ten Years Anthology on hold for now.  Things have changed so much in the past year.  Voices of radical women and queers, along with the MeToo movement, have advanced the conversation about rape culture beyond what I ever imagined possible. TBH, I'm just not sure what approach to... Continue Reading →

Do you know how good I am at compartmentalizing?

Do you have mixed feelings about the #metoo hashtag? Feeling flooded? Yah, me too.  "I'm Tired of Performing Trauma" on The Nib includes five stories responding to #metoo, truly the most thoughtful commentary I've read in the past year.  This one by Shing Yin Kohr is stunning.

Me too.

Artist Clay Jones comments on his blog, "If you’re a man and you don’t understand what I’m talking about with this cartoon, stop and think about it." This was a reality check for me... Someone wouldn't know what he's talking about??? Oh, right. The patriarchy.

… had I know about it

This conversation literally happened between me and a family friend yesterday... well, the first two panels, at least.  Artist Matt Lubchansky at The Nib took it just one step farther.

Groper fish?

That Weinstein guy... a fresh crop of single-panel comics at the Mercury News gives 14 cartoonists' takes on the celebrity sex crime of the moment.  My fave is this angler fish by Milt Priggee.

Pre-approved predators

We can thank Candace Jackson,  the top civil rights official at the Department of Education, for illuminating us about the true nature of sexual assault on college campuses.  “Rather, the accusations — 90 percent of them — fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under... Continue Reading →

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