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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Call for Submissions!

Your story matters!!   Through May 21, 2017, Grab Back Comics is accepting submissions of original comics on the topics of sexual assault, harassment, rape culture, or advocacy. Submissions will be posted on the Grab Back Comics website and included in a printed anthology that will be presented at the Comics & Medicine conference in Seattle in mid June.  I will also mail... Continue Reading →

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Interview with comics artist Amy Camber

Shortly after the presidential election, Seattle artist Amy Camber's comic "One Week Later" was a gift to those of us who were stunned and aching.  Published on The Huffington Post, the comic now has more than 13,ooo views, likes, and shares.  The message of grief and empathy was just what so many of us needed to... Continue Reading →

Disney Princesses for Sexual Abuse Awareness?

Released in 2014, this series of images by Syrian artist Saint Hoax shows Disney princesses kissing their fathers, or their fathers kissing them.  Intended to bring attention to child sex abuse by relatives,  the image captions state that 46% of minors who are sexually assaulted are victims of family members.  I don't love looking at... Continue Reading →

Peter Parker, too?

In 1984, future Spider-Man Peter Parker's story of sexual abuse was told in a free PSA comic produced by Marvel Comics in cooperation with the National Committee on the Prevention of Child Abuse.  Jared at blogintomysetery.com writes a heartfelt review of the comic that he read as a kid, and now revisits as an adult. Jared also has... Continue Reading →

The strength to confront it

"How do you admit you’re a man who was sexually assaulted?"  editorial comics artist Chris Kindred asks in his short comic My Black Skin Is Not An Invitation on Matter. This beautiful piece uses the comics form flawlessly, walking the reader through the morning after the assault, his friends' reactions, and his own framing and reframing of the experience.  Kindred... Continue Reading →

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