This is beautiful, and so relatable. I just watched a video the other day about when different colors entered the language in various ancient civilizations: black and white are always first, followed by red, then green and yellow (sometimes green first, sometimes yellow), and then blue. And then presumably other colors like orange and purple, but those weren’t talked about in the video I saw. And whether or not we have words for a color actually affects our ability to perceive that color in the world — not that ancient civilizations literally couldn’t see blue, but they thought of it as a “hue” of black. Reading this comic, I can’t help but feel like gender is much the same way: male and female enter the language first, and everything else gradually trickles into our collective perceptions after that — and right now we as a society are only just beginning to differentiate those as their own “colors” rather than seeing them as “hues” of male and female. Of course, just like with colors, the in-betweens will always exist: beautiful, complex, and undefinable.
this is so easily relatable!! my favorite colors are like my gender- WHO TF KNOWS I LIKE ALL OF THEM.
Your work would be so good to put in books for young folks to read and relate to. Bless you for sharing. You are so gifted and talented and your story resonates to many...thank you
I love these comics. <3 they're so cozy for my soul. Thank you.
I love this! I wish EVERYONE was happier inhabiting the shades of grey. Things don't need to be black and white and definite articles, they really don't. I remember reading this very interesting article about the greeks and blue a while back, assuming it's along the same lines but it fascinates me: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/hoffman_01_13/
such a nonbinary mood!! your comics are so nice to read, its a comfort to feel like other ppl are going thru this too
This is really awesome. I love the metaphor. And the tension between the colors and then overlaid on the way you physically experience the world is painfully relatable.
The colors made this one both beautiful and inspiring! They take on a whole new purpose and meaning.
That was so heartfelt and beautiful. ❤
This was so lovely and touching. Thank you for sharing.
As gorgeous and moving as ever. My heart!