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Interview with Katy Avila for Antioch University’s Journal Lunch Ticket

KA: It’s kind of an art just to have a body, isn’t it?

JM: And who gets to have a body? Right? I think—for me—a lot of this has been around questions of diversity and whose voices we get to hear. I would love to hear and see so many more comics. I’m looking for Pacific Islander texts around this genre and all of the autobiographical illness narratives, and there are so many other cultural reasons why you don’t tell certain stories. Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me is amazing. He says these things about who gets to have a body, and who gets to tell the story.

Read the Full Interview here: STORIES ABOUT BODIES: NARRATIVE MEDICINE WITH EMILY RAPP BLACK, JULIET MCMULLIN, & PHILLIP MITCHELL