Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Images, like words, tell stories — and sometimes sketches are even more potent than sentences. In “Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival,” a comics anthology publishing Sept. 17, more than 60 artists bravely recount personal, often deeply painful, experiences.

The artists are diverse — of different religions, races, nationalities and sexual orientations — as are their stories. Some share accounts of rape, attempted rape or incest, others recall incidents of catcalling and other forms of objectification.

Below is an excerpt from “Drawing Power,” edited by Diane Noomin. The comic, titled “Asian Girls,” is by artist Meg O’Shea. (See another excerpt from the comic collection here.)

I’m fat. When thin people say they ‘need’ to lose weight, imagine how that makes me feel.

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