This Is the Perfect Illustration of Why Microaggressions Hurt

(This comic has been translated in French here.)

“Don’t be so sensitive.” “Grow thicker skin.” “Just get over it!”

Microaggressions are small, subtle forms of discrimination – so conversations about them often get dominated by people who say they’re “no big deal.” Which may make you wonder if you or other people are just being too sensitive when microaggressions hurt.

This comic puts that theory to rest by showing exactly how microaggressions take such a toll you on – and why it’s no small thing when you get through a day like this one.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Alli was a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism from 2015 to 2017. They are the creator of the webcomic PunkPuns and the vocalist of the L.A. queer feminist punk band P.I.T. Alli has a degree in English Literature, which is cheerfully wasted in pop literary criticism discourse on Tumblr.