Women Who Kick Ass

Alison Bechdel: Why she kicks ass
She is a cartoonist, best known for her comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For.
In 2006 her graphic memoir Fun Home was released which saw her become a best selling and critically acclaimed author.
Dykes To Watch Out For is where the Bechdel Test comes from. (check here to see if a movie passes the Bechdel Test).
In November 2006 she was invited to sit on the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.
She came out as lesbian in her late teens and a core message of a lot of her work is about gender and sexual identity.
Quote: "The secret subversive goal of my work is to show that women, not just lesbians, are regular human beings."

Alison Bechdel: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a cartoonist, best known for her comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For.
  • In 2006 her graphic memoir Fun Home was released which saw her become a best selling and critically acclaimed author.
  • Dykes To Watch Out For is where the Bechdel Test comes from. (check here to see if a movie passes the Bechdel Test).
  • In November 2006 she was invited to sit on the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.
  • She came out as lesbian in her late teens and a core message of a lot of her work is about gender and sexual identity.

Quote: "The secret subversive goal of my work is to show that women, not just lesbians, are regular human beings."

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    Booked a ticket to see her talk in Melbourne in March!
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