This Powerful Comic Shows the Struggle Curvy Women Go Through Every Day
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When thinking about women in comic books, these are likely the images that come to mind:
Something not often seen in comics? Curvier women.
One artist is addressing this glaring omission in a new comic, "Is This Healthy," featured on Tumblr. In it, artist angryartist113 depicts the everyday struggles that plus-size women face.
Like when clothing doesn't come in your size.
Or when compliments always come with a caveat.
And when working out doesn't seem to be making a difference.
The comic has received a boatload of praise from fellow Tumblr users, many of whom are praising the artist for creatively showcasing a reality not often observed in a medium such as comic books.
"After struggling so hard for so many years I love seeing other people sharing their similar feelings and in such a great format. Thanks for making it," one user commented. "All I can say is I've never seen the way I feel in words so eloquently put and just 100% accurate to how I feel it hit home," said another.
Although rare, this isn't the first time that we've seen a curvy woman appear in a comic. In October 2015, Harbinger, a series that has been around since 1992, went viral after announcing a spinoff miniseries featuring a full-figured female protagonist, Faith.
As Faith's writer Jody Houser told Mic in October, "Faith proves that not only can a woman carry her own superhero comic, she doesn't have to have an idealized body type to do so."
See the artist's full comic below: