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.
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.
|Publication Date||20 September 2020|
|Illustrations||Full colour illustration|