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.

I have a backup plan.

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.

If it looks like a duck…

When he dressed up as a duck for a job in high school, Barry Deutsch was seen as female by the public and as gay by his coworkers.  Things got dangerous.  He tells an insightful story about personal vulnerability and the fragility of the gender system in If It Looks Like a Duck on The... Continue Reading →

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 →

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