Over the last two years, a story about a trans girl living in Seattle and surviving through sex work was published in issues of ISLAND Magazine. Now, It’s being put together as one book, The Pervert, by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell.
Rather than simply acknowledging the ridiculous trope of no female agency in dating sims and attempting to explain it away from a meta perspective, I wish the game had instead just given the girls more agency.
I do not like gyms. They smell like people. Not in the good way. Here’s some nerd gear to get you through.
Don’t worry, I’m fine…most of the time, anyway.
By focusing on Kate Bishop instead of Clint Barton, that means we get a tonal and moral shift to one focused on women and girlhood and feminism. And it means we get a kickass, fun and thoughtful comic about one of the best young superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
“Sure, I’ve mostly only eaten free fortune cookies for the past two days, but I’m FINE.”
How cryptography, human-centered design, and statistics can be used in support of our democracy.
“She/Her is fine, They/Them is great, and my name is best.”
“The first time I read a comic with America Chavez, it was Young Avengers and it changed my entire view of comics. I had never seen a character that was so much like me and such a badass. The first time I read a comic with America Chavez written by former Autostraddle writer Gabby Rivera, it changed everything all over again.”
These aren’t resolutions.
“The question I asked after Episode One was always hovering, and it’s up to Episode Three to answer it: Is this story as doomed as it seems it has to be, and is that a story we should allow ourselves to get invested in? I super wish I could tell you that the day was saved and everybody is okay or, most of all, that the story honored itself to the very end. I wish a lot of things, let me tell you.”
2017 was a banner year for comics by queer and trans women and women of color.
It’s about time I became 100% me.
“Happy New Year, tender queers…”
Morning showers or night showers, fun facts about reindeers, a map of gender diverse cultures and more links!
There are over 80 queer and trans comics creators and illustrators to support on this list!
Feeling fragmented, feeling tired, feeling determined…
“Why should any of us have to prove ourselves … by ourselves?”
It’s so weird and different and fun!
An R2D2 french press because you’re worth it.