It serves as a very chilling reminder of how misinformation and bad politics, and the political agenda against women have poisoned the entire debate around choice. Some made me very angry about the state of reproductive health, others informed me on the history of the fight for reproductive health and the nuances of the laws, and others made me feel grateful that I have such a good community of supportive women around me that if I was ever in the position to get an abortion I would not have to deal with the struggles so many others did, but reading about those struggles angered and saddened me. When I supported this anthology, I thought it was just gonna be short zine. It's printed in black and white. The E-mail message field is required. That experience introduced Mostiller to the work of abortion funds and the concept of reproductive justice—which advocates that all people should have the right to decide whether and when to become parents. It made me think about the women I know who have had abortions, and it made me realize all the women in our society who are stronger than they are ever given credit for.
The book is at once a rallying cry, a tender lament, and song of liberation that will resonate long after the final page is turned. I want to buy everyone a copy. Semifinal Round: Nov 06 - 11 The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. It serves as a very chilling reminder of how misinformation and bad politics, and the political agenda against women have poisoned the entire debate around choice. Comics for Choice is anthology of comics about abortion.
If you're a woman who's capable of reproducing, or you plan on interacting with one, or are just curious about the most significant and traumatizing thing that can happen to 50% of the world's population, you need to read these comics. Abortion is one of those flashpoint issues that divides us as a people, even dividing families and this is true of my family, actually. No matter how much you know, there's bound to be something still to learn from at least one of these people's hard-won experience. Cartoonists and illustrators have teamed up with activists, historians, and reproductive justice experts to create comics about their diverse personal stories, the history of abortion, the current politics, and more. Go figu A mixed bag of graphic accounts of abortion stories.
I should save money for food but alas! Lawyers, activists, medical professionals, historians, and abortion fund volunteers have teamed up with cartoonists and illustrators to share their knowledge in accessible comics form. Like many anthologies, collection is somewhat uneven. Some are stories from abortion providers, many are from women and transmen who have experienced abortions, and a couple are purely informational scie Probably going to be the most important book I read this year, and the one I'll be giving away the most copies of. Bryan is very knowledgable and up to date on comics. To have such a colorful cover, you'd think this book would be beautiful on the inside butguesswhat? Author name Role Type of author Work? Only one book in a series may be nominated per category. A comic anthology edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor and O. There were personal stories about getting abortions, some uplifting and easy, some hard and traumatic.
Reload this Yelp page and try your search again. Comics for Choice is edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor, and Ø. As a collection of comics, this is a very well done set. . These stories are so important to share. It was so great to see so many different voices represented, and to read the stories of many people mostly women, but some trans and nonbinary folks as well getting abortions for so many different reasons, and having so many different emotions around those abor This is a stellar collection of comics about abortion. If you have any questions, talk to Bryan Kida, the owner; he's very helpful and knowledgeable in comics.
Close the Settings tab, reload this Yelp page, and try your search again. There is a wide diversity of stories, identities, and experiences represented. Well, okay; I'm male, and, barring a medical breakthrough or divine intervention, unlikely to become pregnant in the foreseeable future. But as for me, who was born and raised in a Catholic and conservative country, I'm against it because not only of moral standards, but also it may lead to health complications in the future. A mixed bag of graphic accounts of abortion stories.
That's because I had to keep putting it down and walking away for a bit, either to let my emotions settle, or because the story demanded a bit of space to properly savor … As the cover promises, this is a pro-choice anthology of comics stories. I can't remember any stories that actually, clearly define how a surgical abortion works. If you're a woman who's capable of reproducing, or you plan on interacting with one, or are just curious about the most significant and traumatizing thing that can happen to 50% of the world's population, you need to read these comics. This is a proper book, jam-packed with personal stories and informational spreads. If you are raped, if you are the victim of incest, and you get pregnant, should you be able to get an abortion? I got so much more. Some are harrowing, some empowering.
As with many anthologies, there's a disparity in the art quality, but it's balanced out by the honesty and rawness of the stories. Having such a large and controversial subject brought out the best in these artists. I really appreciate his opinion when checking out my own collection of books. Books published between November 16, 2018, and December 31, 2018, will be eligible for the 2019 awards. Brought down from a 5 to a 4 because some comics were a bit hard to read very busy, text in an odd font, text heavy, etc , but mostly a very cohesive, inclusive collection that I feel personally informed me despite being very politically active and already pro-choice. About the absurd and agonizing restrictions enacted by the Party Of Hatred? I could write a whole essay on how I can interpret this, but I will concede and simply admit that I was disappointed to not see more women like myself featured.