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Drawing and writing have been an important part of my life since I first picked up a crayon and scribbled on the wall of my childhood bedroom (sorry, Mum!). Making comics and art is something I would do even if it wasn’t my job. At the risk of sounding a teensy bit overdramatic: Without drawing, I’m not sure who I would be, where I would be, or how on earth I would cope with life and everything that comes with it. Here’s why I do it.

For this 24-year-old, fighting for Palestinian rights is ‘the most core part of my identity’

Lea Kayali is one of many Palestinian women continuing a long-held tradition of fighting for liberation

Editor’s Note on gender and identity coverage

We are excited to announce a new gender and identity page on washingtonpost.com

What does it mean to come together as Asian American women? This group has been seeking an answer.

The Cosmos was formed in 2017, and its future hangs in the balance