Foolish Child #81: Labels

In a six-panel drawn comic, Dickens and a friend sit together on a couch against a green background. The friend asks Dickens, "Can I ask you a highly personal question? Do you consider yourself gay? lesbian? queer?" In response, Dickens jokes "Oh, Thank Helena" in reference to the TV show Warehouse 13. The friend misunderstands Helena as a real person and that begins a comedy of errors in which the friend thinks Dickens has a secret girlfriend. Finally Dickens admits that they can't keep up with labels anymore — can they be a lesbian and still be in love with Josh de la Cruz from "Blues Clues"?

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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