I’ve been reading some of the comics that Christine Suggs has put out over the past few years, having just discovered their work. They have several comics for The Lily that have resonated with me, like their description of depression and black-and-white thinking.
They also have a comic about being half-Mexican, passing for white. Similar to them, I am half Puerto Rican, but pass for white (well, most of the time, but that’s a different story). I also spent my summers in Puerto Rico as a child to a teenager, but also feel a bit of a language barrier, having never become a native Spanish speaker. It feels weird to have a heritage that can get recognized in some ways, but that I don’t really own thanks to a lot of other privilege that I have.
Finally, I wanted to share their comic on realizing that they are nonbinary during the pandemic. I had plenty of time to think about my life, my partners, my relationships to others, and look inwardly at myself. Without constant traveling (I was attending events out of town most weekends in 2019), I was able to make space to comfortably change some things about my presentation. I’m finding a lot to like about myself that I look forward to bringing back into the world when I can travel and see distant friends again.
That’s it, just wanted to share an artist that I was enjoying before sharing more links today. Have a good week!
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