Drawn from My Life as a Woman
January 2, 2019 12:29 PM Subscribe
"[O]ne of the first things I had to learn as a girl was how to conform to expectations imposed on me in order to live in safety, and most of these expectations centered around my feminine appeal." It turned out to be a lifelong lesson. Fit modeling, makeup (and lack of it), mortality, conformity, femininity: writer and cartoonist Carolita Johnson catalogues her efforts to maintain her appearance from about 1970 to 2018 in her personal illustrated essay for Longreads, "A Woman's Work: The Outside Story."
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