I have the priviledge of being friends with a lot of very intelligent, very open-minded people. One of them linked to this article on their Facebook page.
Let me just state the obvious: Sexism is alive and well.
Title: The Invisible Lesbian
Written by: Océanerosemarie
Art by: Sandrine Revel
Translated by: Edward Gauvin
Year: 2013 (French)/2015 (English)
This French graphic novel by Océane Rose Marie (Océanerosemarie is her pen name) was originally published by Delcourt in 2013 and is now available in English through Comixology. The story revolves around Océanerosemarie who considers herself an “invisible lesbian” and her journey from childhood to adulthood. As a reader, we follow the problems and insecurities that come with growing up as a lesbian.
Words cannot describe how much this actor meant to me. I’m am devastated. I haven’t cried so hard in a long time.
Rest in peace, Mr Rickman.
I will love you, always.
You can get the graphic novel The Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden for 4,49€ (normally, it’s 8,99€) at Comixology at the moment. I just started reading it and I can highly recommend this book to every person who is interested in coming-of-age stories, family dramas and cancer survivor stories.
This is what Comixology says about the book:
When Jennifer Hayden was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43, she realized that her tits told a story. Across a lifetime, they’d held so many meanings: hope and fear, pride and embarrassment, life and death. And then they were gone. Now, their story has become a way of understanding her story. Growing up flat-chested and highly aware of her inadequacies… heading off to college, where she “bloomed” in more ways than one… navigating adulthood between her mother’s mastectomy, her father’s mistress, and her musician boyfriend’s problems of his ownnot to mention his sprawling family. Then the kids come along… As cancer strikes three different lives, some relationships crumble while others emerge even stronger, and this sarcastic child of the ’70s finally finds a goddess she can believe in.
For everyone who’s faced cancer personally, or watched a loved one fight that battle, Hayden’s story is a much-needed breath of fresh air, an irresistible blend of sweetness and skepticism. Rich with both symbolism & humor, The Story of My Tits will leave you laughing, weeping, and feeling grateful for every day.
I am going to publish a review of this amazing graphic novel as soon as I have finished reading it.
Written and Illustrasted by: Noelle Stevenson
You want a graphic novel with a female protagonist, people of color and LGBTQ representation? You want humor, action, fantasy and science-fiction?
Look no further. I have just the book for you!