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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How Rape Makes Women Poorer

Political cartoonist Barry Deutsch strikes again with this comic inspired by a story about the "rape tax" by Amanda Taub at Vox.  Do concerns for personal safety impact decisions that women make about professional collaborations?  Taub says yes, and the implications of those decisions are ultimately limiting to women's careers.

Start ’em early!

Artist Ursa Eyer follows a girl from "cute" at age 4 to "sexy" at age 21, and beyond, in the comic Cat Call on Huffington Post. Innocuous compliments make way for full-force street harassment.

An interview with artist Kiko Galpin

In Monster, Artist Kiko Galpin tells a very personal story about life after sexual assault. Earlier this month, Kiko answered some questions from Grab Back Comics about the process of making this comic and publishing it in Room Magazine.  Kiko says, "I wanted to convey the idea that this fear and discomfort doesn’t go away after the... Continue Reading →

Let us harness the power of cats!

XKCD puts a woman in control of the universe, and it feels so good. This quick joke is worth the effort, even if you end up relying on the artist's explanation, like I did. Title text: Effect strength => [unstoppable] | Effect range => [2 miles] | Effect duration => [1 year] From the XKCD wiki:... Continue Reading →

Tough Love from RobotHugs

How to be a Perfect Rape Victim.  The emotionally honest geniuses at Robot Hugs made a devastating comic about how frustrating and demoralizing it is to report a sexual assault. The heartbreaking message: If you don't respond to your rape in the right way, you're just not credible. RobotHugs writes: "When I do comics for other... Continue Reading →

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