When Princess Shulamit gets lonely and sneaks into a book

When Princess Shulamit gets lonely and sneaks into a book

If a young LGBTQ person (like our heroine here) grows up without knowing any other gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer people, sometimes one of the only things she can do to feel less isolated is to read. What has Shulamit discovered here? Is she reading a slightly exploitative tale of forbidden love between fictional women, guaranteed to make her feel deliciously tragic and depressed–but she can’t turn away because for once, at least there’s somebody else? Is it a manual for heterosexual lovers, holding her rapt with its detailed diagrams and instructions for men on how to please a woman physically? Is she reading Scripture, her eyes all aglow as she thinks about Queen Esther? Or is she reading her own life story (or something else published by Prizm?)

(Character by Shira Glassman; drawing by Mina V.; inked/colored by Jane Dominguez. Read about Shulamit’s adventures in “The Second Mango”, available from Prizm Books and Amazon Kindle as eBooks, and in print pre-ordered from Wild Iris Books. )

About Shira

Queer Jewish feminist author
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