Originally published on Everyday Feminism and re-published here with their permission.
(Trigger Warning: Use of transphobic slur.)
“Coming out of the closet” is big part of our lingo and understanding of the LGBTQIA+ experience. But do you know about the many different meanings of being “out” for different people?
This comic breaks down what the concept of the closet really means, and shows how cis and straight people can help dismantle the forces building closets around our identities.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
K is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. They are a Canadian, non-binary, genderqueer, peoplequeer, mentally ill, critical feminist robot. They are the artist and writer for Robot Hugs, a twice-weekly webcomic about (among other things) gender, identity, feminism, mental health, and cats. In their spare time, they provide peer education and workshops on negotiation, consent, and identity. You can follow them on Twitter .
Aarthi Parthasarathy takes Mughal Miniature paintings and turns them in to contemporary comic strips. We really love simple ideas that get twisted around like this. Read more of them at scroll.in.
Rutu Modan, the illustrator and comic book creator, was born in Tel-Aviv in 1966. She hadn’t read a single comic, when she began drawing. How I Learned to Relax is a comic strip from her opinion blog at New York Times, called Mixed Emotions. To know more about her and her work watch Submarine Channel’s Pretty Cool People Interviews on Youtube. Her first graphic novel, Exit Wounds, is available on Drawn & Quarterly.
Stuart McMillen, a “human being” from Brisbane, Australia, interested in environmental sustainability, behaviour changes, (while worrying how to incorporate those in his business and marketing management), humour, cartoons, and music. Recombinantrecords.com, is an archive of the ‘cartoon perspectives’ of his life. In the following cartoon, Stuart looks at restructuring the tax system: