When I Came Out

Anne Mette Kærulf Lorentzen


Forty-something Louise is married to Peter, with whom she has four children. They live in a big house, and on paper everything looks fantastic. But Louise has a secret that she barely dares to admit to herself: a burning desire for women. When I Came Out is the story of a woman who has met society’s expectations throughout her life but finally realizes that she has not been true to herself. From first-time creator Anne Mette Kærulf Lorentzen, this bold and elaborate piece of autobiographical work addresses personal anxieties about coming-out later in life and documents her jump from a safe, well-established, heteronormative, middle-class life to living openly as a lesbian. With beautiful drawings using anthropomorphic characters, Anne Mette Kærulf Lorentzen tells her coming out story with charming sensitivity and a loving humour.

Creator Bio

Anne Mette Kærulf Lorentzen is an architect and LGBT activist living in Denmark. She is part of the NGO Female Oxygen, which supports women in countries where LGBT rights are threatened.

Price £14.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 20 September 2020
Pages 144
Height 240mm
Width 170mm
Illustrations Full colour illustration
ISBN-13 9781910593912