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

Clothes are, and always have been, a fun way of expressing myself. I used to get a lot of attention for the way I dressed. While most of my peers in art school would go for relaxed and edgy outfits, I was always the one in tight dresses, heels and signature eyeliner. I wouldn’t be caught dead in sneakers or even a button-down shirt.

It took me really long time to realize that my internalized homophobia was one of the reasons I felt so much pressure to dress in a high femme way. I felt safer if I could pass as straight.

How a children’s song helped me during my eating disorder recovery

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ is a perfect metaphor for facing every obstacle head on

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

I know others don’t mean to offend me. But they do.

A stranger told her he had an ‘Asian fetish.’ Then things escalated.

Meg O’Shea’s story is one of many in ‘Drawing Power,’ a forthcoming collection of comics dealing with sexual violence and harassment