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 →

The isolation of enlisted women at Gitmo

On Narratively, Secret Life of Gitmo's Women by artist Lucy Bellwood and interviewer Sarah Mirk tells the stories of two women serving in the Navy at Guantanamo Bay.  The negatives of military culture seem to be amplified on the tiny island.  Laura and Melanie's stories both speak to the isolation and emotional conflict they feel as part of the... Continue Reading →

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