Posts Tagged 'erika moen'

International Women’s Day 2009

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, be they political, economic or social. It’s also a good opportunity to remind people of the continued struggle for equal rights and an end to discrimination and violence. I thought I might take the opportunity to mention a few atheist women who nourish my creativity and thoughts.

Ani DiFranco – Fantastic singer-songwriter and activist. Her music is highly accomplished and her lyrics are heartfelt and intelligent.

Björk Guðmundsdóttir – I love her music and her voice. I also love her bold creativity.

Natalie Angier – Prize-winning science journalist and feminist. Her book ‘Woman. An Intimate Geography’ is fascinating and enlightening.

Erika Moen – Her autobiographical comics have spunk, honesty and humour.

So which atheist women would you like to celebrate today?

Erika Moen and Not Believing

I recently ordered a pile of comics from the ever interesting and cool Erika Moen and discovered the short, humorous tale of how she stopped believing in God. Erika Moen writes autobiographical comics dealing with episodes from her life and personal issues such as sexuality and relationships. She has a nice, fluid drawing style with great expression and recently won three awards at the Stumptown Comics Fest 2008 (Outstanding Debut, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding DIY). The content can be quite mature and sometimes quite graphic but it’s all served up with a good helping of humour and brutal honesty. A few days later, I bought the first volume of the Flight anthology which showcases talented young comic artists and. lo and behold, there she was with a piece about wishing that she could believe and have ‘faith’.

The God story is here and, if you’re interested, her online diary comic is here.