RESIST!

I am so honored to be included in this paper, guest edited by Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, and writer Nadja Spiegelman.  Other Seattle contributors include Tatiana Gill, Robyn Jordan, Sarah Romano Diehl, Megan Kelso and Gillian Levine. “30,000 copies will be distributed for free on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, in Washington D.C.  Further distribution will occur at the Women’s March on January 21st and throughout the United States.”  Check out more info here.

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RESIST!

One week later

Extra big thanks to The Huffington Post for running this today.  It was a hard one to make. How it Felt

The response to this comic has been overwhelming.  Thank you to everyone who has shared it and commented.  Thanks to all of the women who have written me.  It’s meant the world.

To be honest, I was initially too embarrassed to share this post myself.  I realize that my embarrassment is a part of the problem.  It’s a byproduct of living in a culture that objectifies and normalizes violence against women and then makes us feel shame for sharing our stories about that violence.  While those experiences don’t define us, they do inform how we see the world.  It informed how I experienced the election.  

Rest assured, I will pick myself up and join the front lines of every struggle we face under a Trump presidency.  But for a moment, I wanted to acknowledge all of the women who felt cast away, who felt isolated on their icebergs these past weeks. You are not alone. 

One week later

Let It Reign

This was published last week in the Seattle Weekly!

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Growing up, I played every sport my parents signed me up for: baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis.  And yet, the professional athletes I watched and admired were always dudes.  What I would’ve given for a NWSL or a WNBA…

This comic is dedicated to me as a young girl and all the others like me.  It’s also dedicated to my friend Liddy who played soccer for our college and cried while watching her first professional women’s match – it was a sight she never thought she’d see.

While this post is Seattle-centric, there are professional women’s sports teams all over the country.  If you live in Portland, Chicago, Kansas City, Orlando, Washington DC, Houston, Boston, Rochester NY or Piscataway NJ, you have an NWSL team.  If you live in Seattle,  Phoenix, Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington DC, Indianapolis, NYC, Uncasville CT, San Antonio or Arlington TX, you have a WNBA team (obviously deserving of their own comic).  Please, GO SEE THEM!

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Let It Reign

Books!

Very soon I’ll have four compilations available in print: Teenagers! Stories from an Anxious Adolescence, Helicopter Mom: Stories from an Anxious Parent, as well as the reformatted Problem Child: Stories from an Anxious Childhood and Going Home.  Here’s a preview of what’s to come…

Books!