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One of the best things about the internet is the sheer variety of media you find, more or less by chance. From the whimsical and amusing, to those which are so scorchingly painful you can practically FEEL the cost of writing it to the author as you read it.

This is very much the latter.

"Lighter than my Shadow" is a forthcoming autobiographical graphic novel about growing up with anorexia and coming to terms with it in adulthood by a British creator; Katie Green.

I'll say up front there are trigger warning  for issues here involving an eating disorder as well as a reference to sexual abuse in the material linked to, so proceed any further bearing that in mind.

Lighter Than My Shadow )
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This seems singularly apt. Though not a happy story, and indeed horrifying in more ways than I can articulate, it's a story about courage, and determination in the face of unimaginable opposition.

The piece is called Malala Yousafzai: I have the right. (Those of you familiar with the name will know that this is a story involving violence against a young woman, and bravery beyond measure, for those of you who aren't yet familiar with it, read on...)

Because this is a real person, I'm being cautious with the trigger warnings, and include them for bullying, child abuse, misogyny/sexism and violence towards women.

Not just BASED on a true story, but an ACTUAL true story )


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