• Graphic Memoir Review,  Yuri Manga Review

    My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

    Also in this series: My Alcoholic Escape from Reality, My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 1, My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 2 Warnings: Sex, Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Depression My Thoughts I have had my eye on this manga since its initial release, but had held off on reading it. I don’t know why I didn’t pick it up until now because My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is absolutely worth all of the attention it received when it first went viral. This humble manga is a graphic memoir about the author, a non-binary lesbian and NEET. While I knew that this manga was about the author’s experiences hiring an escort, this…

  • Gender Bend Manga Review

    Waltz

    Also by this author: Inside Mari, Sweet Poolside, Welcome Back Alice Warnings: Violence, Bullying, Homophobia My Thoughts This little one-shot had so much to say in just one chapter, the story felt like a hard slap. I didn’t expect to have my heart crushed in such a short number of pages. Things start in the same way that many transgender stories in fiction do, a girl meets a cute boy and helps him find himself. The two become close over their shared secret, she comes to his defense when he is bullied. It’s a step away from the fetishized M/M fiction written by cis women. “I’ll just have to make…

  • Yuri Manga Review

    Love Vibes

    Warnings: Sex My Thoughts Cheating is disgusting, whether it be emotional or physical, it is the undoing of a relationship because it destroys the trust that relationships are built upon. I know that there is some debate on this, but I’m of the camp that fully believes that both the person cheating and the person they’re cheating with (that are aware that they’re the side piece) are equally unforgivable. “To me, it’s more about doing what makes me feel good than about being with a person of a certain gender.” With that in mind, it’s been documented that cheating is an issue in the gay and lesbian communities. This is…

  • Manga Review

    All My Darling Daughters

    My Thoughts All My Darling Daughters was a surprising slice of life manga with a touch of feminism. The manga showcases imperfect women, mothers, and daughters in a collection of short stories. The stories explore the lives of each women and the choices that they have before them as they enter adulthood. Each chapter features a different woman, related in some way to the main character, Yukiko. The story starts with Yukiko and her mother Mari, a widow for many years that suddenly marries a second time, this time to a younger man and former host. It’s a bittersweet story that sets the tone for the rest of the stories.…

  • Manga Review

    In Clothes Called Fat

    Also by this author: Happy Mania, Sugar Sugar Rune, Sakuran Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Eating Disorders, Gaslighting, Bullying, Sex My Thoughts Noko is a binge-eater, she suffers from major depression due to crippling insecurity issues and the stress of being bullied at work. To cope with her depressive episodes she eats and eats and continues to eat until she can forget everything. As Noko’s binge eating spirals out of control so too does her weight, which makes her feel even more insecure about her body. Noko is trapped in a vicious cycle of shame over her body and gorging herself. She is emotionally dependent on her boyfriend, Saitou, who is…