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

I’ve struggled with menstrual problems (heavy flow, severe cramps, polyps) for many years, and as with so many horrible things in life, find that it’s helpful to make fun of them.

I dislike the discourse around periods that I often see on social media, shaming women for using coping mechanisms like eating chocolate and, God forbid, avoiding yoga on the first day of their period.

I wanted to imagine a world in which people who menstruate can eat junk food and smash things if they feel like it. Also, I’ve had Menstrual Sponge Bob in my sketchbook for years and was just waiting for an opportunity to draw him.

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