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
In "Trigger Warning: Breakfast" on The Nib, an anonymous artists tells the story of her assault and the steps she took to convince herself that it hadn't happened. A tough exterior can go a long way, but for this "bad victim," it took years to acknowledge her experience.
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 →
Tatsuya Ishida at Sinfest comments on how much energy it can take for a woman to feel safe leaving the house.
Portrait photographer Robbie Aupspurger has made some gorgeous retro portraits of modern musicians and every day people. I don't know who turned this portrait into an ingenious meme, but thank you very much!
Cartoonist Suzy X talks about how getting triggered can ruin her whole week, at Bitch Magazine. What does it take to weather the storm? Self care, good friends, and a well formulated backup plan.
Hot off the presses! The Grab Back Comics Anthology includes 92 pages of beautiful comics, plus a mini poster! It features work by 17 artists from Canada, Europe, and the US. The artists: Erika Rier, Robin Elan, Rachel Masilamani, Tatiana Gill, Oana & Maria Heller, Catherine Alice Michaelis, Erma Blood, Nicole J. Georges, Mikiko Galpin,... Continue Reading →
In her project Against the Wall, Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti gives voice to many issues that impact women. She writes, "It always bothered me the world's constant attempts to control women's bodies, behaviors and identities. This control is such a deep part of our culture that we hardly ever realize how cruel it is and how it restricts... Continue Reading →
She did it! Portland artist Erika Rier finished her comic on time, and you can see it next month when the Grab Back Comics Anthology premiers. This book is going to be amazing. Stay tuned! https://www.instagram.com/p/BUXtO51DrX4/?taken-by=erika_rier&hl=en