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 Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @allivanlahr