Originally published on Robot Hugs and cross-posted here with their permission.
Please consider the following Everyday Feminism articles for more information on why mental health advocacy and awareness is a feminist issue:
- Stop the Stigma: The Realities of Mental Health
- A Visual Breakdown of the Most Common Mental Health Issues Affecting Women
- Mental Illness: How the Media Contributes To Its Stigma
- Mental Illness and Sexism: What Calling Women ‘Crazy’ Actually Does
- Feminism and Anxiety: How the Movement Changed My Relationship with My Mental Health
- Soft Grunge: Mental Illness Is Not a Style
Robot Hugs is a webcomic that discusses identity, gender, and sexuality, explores depression and mental illness, and often includes cats. The creator lives in Toronto; they have a degree in Linguistics and a graduate degree in Information Studies. Specifically, they identify as a non-binary genderqueer peoplequeer mentally ill non-monogamous kinky critical feminist robot. Their hobbies include worrying, being concerned about things they can’t change, being angry, being uselessly angry, hiding from the world, and knitting. Follow Robot Hugs on Twitter @RobotHugsComic.