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My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (My Lesbian Experience with… (edició 2017)

de Kabi Nagata (Autor)

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"My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heart- felt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive language that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist's burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers."--Provided by publisher.… (més)
Membre:Dendy
Títol:My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, 1)
Autors:Kabi Nagata (Autor)
Informació:Seven Seas (2017), Edition: Illustrated, 152 pages
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My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness de Nagata Kabi

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    Skim de Mariko Tamaki (Usuari anònim)
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    Helter Skelter de Kyoko Okazaki (collingsruth)
    collingsruth: Deals with feminine ideas of beauty, self-image, emotional abuse, and self-harm. Somewhat more violent/graphic.
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    Crossplay de Niki Smith (guyalice)
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    Long Red Hair de Meags Fitzgerald (Usuari anònim)
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My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is a manga-style memoir by Nagata Kabi, and it’s like… a coming-of-age story, a therapeutic self-help guide, and a sex comedy all in ~140 beautifully-illustrated pages. Worth your time.

The story follows Nagata Kabi, a twenty-eight-year-old Japanese woman who’s never so much as kissed a girl. Contrary to what I initially expected from the title, the front-half of the book is primarily focused on Nagata’s struggles with depression and mental illness, and it’s one of the best depictions of that fight that I’ve ever read. Nagata dropped out of university and continued to spiral downwards in all-too-familiar ways: losing contact with her friends, cutting her arms, starving herself, binge-eating, and pulling her hair to the point where she has a permanent bald spot. All of this has major negative repercussions on her life - socially, professionally, and psychologically. The prose and the artwork work perfectly together to illustrate how difficult a cycle this can be to get out, and some of the major reasons people get stuck in it.

I’m not sure whether “repressed” is the word to use, but Nagata describes herself as having basically no understanding of sex through her mid-twenties, and how that that warped her perception of herself and the world. A recurring theme in Loneliness is how Nagata sought to gain her parents’ approval of her, at the cost of her own self-expression and self-determination. Nagata says she believed that her parents like her more as a child than as an adult, and so she adopted an almost self-infantilizing persona, trying to keep herself from “growing up”, professionally, socially, or sexually.

Ultimately, though, Nagata’s desire for physical contact (introduced via a discussion of her mother’s breasts that would make Sigmund Freud sit up straight) leads her to hire an escort, Yuka. The titular “lesbian experience”, taking place (stereotypically) in a rented-by-the-hour love hotel, is equally hilarious and poignant. Nagata belatedly realizes just how important communication is to the sexual experience, and pretty much freezes up. The experience nevertheless lifts a weight from her shoulders, leading her to better understand what she wants and who she is.

On a whole, the work is beautifully written, and we follow Nagata on her journey through some kind of recovery from her depression through a routine of self-care, goal-pursuing, and external support. Nagata is chidingly critical of the Japanese sexual education curriculum – at twenty-eight she doesn’t know what hole urine comes out of or what exactly a hymen is – with her sole source of information on things sexual being yaoi (boys’ love) manga. I wished Nagata could have touched a little bit more on the role/perspective of sex workers, though this is a little outside the scope of her memoirist manga. Recommend as a cross-cultural companion to Spinning. ( )
  pvoberstein | Dec 14, 2020 |
A gripping view of what depression and anxiety looks like with a ton of sexual repression. This manga really captures a lot of the struggles someone with mental health issues goes through, and how difficult it can be to cope with in a society that is ill-equipped to identify what’s going on and how to help.

It’s not all sad though. The author finds hope in small moments with individuals throughout the story. Because of the kindness and patience these people give her, she is able to look into herself and discover things that give her the ability to go on and try to improve her life.

My favorite thing about this manga is that she points out how the struggle is ongoing despite all she’s done to pull herself through the darkest times. She’s still struggling, still learning, and still growing. I feel that is what makes this story the most accessible and real. ( )
  H4ppyN3rd | Oct 6, 2020 |
"A reason to live, the power to live, a place to belong in this world." This quote sums up this novel. A very sweet but thoughtful manga. The struggle is real. ( )
  rrkreads | Jun 24, 2020 |
An honest look at how depression, repression, and anxiety can shape a young adult life. The kind of reflection and introspection here feels far more honest than the intellectual posturing of most autobiographical writing from the west, and almost all writing from men. Sexuality is used as a lens into self-knowledge; this is not smut (or even particularly graphic, and in context of the framing and narrative not really erotic, just raw). Very good. ( )
  jtth | May 4, 2020 |
There absolutely has to be content warning written on the first page, or the back of the cover for the English release of the doujin.

There are descriptions and drawings of self-harm with a sharp tool (including scars, but also a person actively self-harming). I've found the book very interesting as someone who is heavily struggling with schizophrenia and resulting depression and loneliness - I'm also in a same-sex relationship for 6 years which I have to hide from my family, so I hoped to seek comfort in this book. I haven't seen any mentions of self-harm nor eating disorders, which absolutely have to be disclosed. I've been struggling with the former for over a decade and I really wish I knew before I've started reading this book, because I would avoid it - it is definitely triggering for people who struggle not to relapse. There are also quite detailed drawings of very thin bodies and mentions of low weight with direct BMI disclosing.

If you're also actively struggling with self-harm or eating disorders, please think twice before reading this book. It's only for people who are fully recovered or have never had issues with self-harm nor ED, and there is no written warning that it contains such subjects. ( )
  xff3496 | Apr 29, 2020 |
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"My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heart- felt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive language that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist's burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers."--Provided by publisher.

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