Saturday Morning Cartoons: Finding My Root

Welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons, a segment where four artists take turns delighting you with their whimsy, facts and punchlines on Saturday mornings! Our four esteemed cartoon critters are Cameron GlavinAnna BongiovanniMegan Prazenica and Sarah Rosenblatt. Today’s cartoon is by Sarah!

finding my root

Sarah’s going to tell us more about our queer history roots on February 8th.

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Sarah Rosenblatt

Sarah has written 6 articles for us.


  1. This is so great! I hate the question, “When did you realize,” because it wasn’t just like I woke up one day and said, “Great googley moogley! I’m a homo!”

  2. The whole Nala thing ties into a bunch of different stuff I have seen out there. Furry? Not in the run around in-costums way but in the sudden association with a fictional or free-seeming place. I felt this alot when I was a kid.

    I always feel like it’s more honest for me to say “I have a rough idea of when I figured out I wasn’t straight.” which is a much smaller category than queer. :)

  3. Whenever I hear someone talk about their root, I think of But I’m a Cheerleader… anyone else? No? Okay..

  4. This comic was great! Actually, all of them have been pretty spectacular. I am looking forward to this regular series.

  5. I loved this. I’ve only been out since September, and I get this question all the time, but it’s just as often from other queers as it is from straight people. It doesn’t bother me coming from straight people because I never really expect them to get it. But, from other queers, it feels like I’m being asked to give the secret password before being allowed in the club.

  6. I’m really excited to see more of this! There is no “root” per se, but I think I’m one of the few who can actually completely pinpoint when I realized I’m a lesbian right down to the exact minute. It was a weird moment full of a lot of feelings and it took me a full year to come out to anybody else.

    • Ditto on the precision, but it was followed up with a lot of questions (from myself) of “How the hell did it take me THAT LONG to realize??”

      • Yes, Yes, Yes!!! I know exactly when I finally “got” what parts of me had been trying to tell me and then I couldn’t believe it had taken me that long!!! I liken it to a light switch. In that moment I felt like the switch was flipped and suddenly SO MANY FEELS were apparent to me.

  7. I like to make up comedy ones. Like my mother’s lesbian creative writing teacher bringing her partner to dinner when I was five. Or the pair of dungarees I bought aged ten. Or Britney Spears.

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