Oh Hey! It’s Alyssa #16: The Gelders (Part Two)

“Oh Hey! It’s Alyssa” is a biweekly web comic by Alyssa

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A. Andrews

Alyssa is a totally complete incomplete paraplegic and thirty-something hanky-in-the-pocket cartoonist weirdo! They spent the majority of their young life sketching in hospitals, and experienced their first heartbreak at age 8 during game 6 of the '96 NBA championships.

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  1. Alyssa, I love this. It reminds me of my grandma, who is now 100. I don’t get to see her often, and it sucks, but I did make it back for her birthday (because, y’know, 100). It sucks that she can’t really see well anymore, nor does her hand work particularly well, so she can’t read like she used to and she can’t write. She also can’t get around too well and uses a wheelchair, although she moves herself around – no one pushes Grandma. I love her dearly and wish we could stay in contact better. She’s been a secret badass her whole life and I never really appreciated that until after Grandpa died. Now I wish I’d asked her more about all the things she’s done, but I was too young and too stupid.

    There are so many secret badasses walking (or rolling) around as old ladies right now.

  2. Thank you all for loving my favorite human as much as I love my favorite human! She’s shaped my world undeniably and helped me to see the smallest of beautiful things in the world. she will be 95 in ONE MONTH! I plan to show her all of your warm lovin! Xo.

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