When I Came Out by 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.
"Personal and moving." — Slings and Arrows
"It shows how coming out is both internal and external – on a personal level with yourself and with the people you are close with. Often these are interconnected." — Broken Frontier
Publication Date: 1 September 2020