Falling off the Lesbian-Radar

Photo by Mubariz Mehdizadeh on Unsplash

For the last three years, my hair has been cut short. It started with an undercut and finished with a crew cut. I have relished in this; it has given my non-heterosexuality visibility. But I’m now in the process of growing it out and I fear I’ll fall off the lesbian-radar.

I had wanted to chop off my hip-long hair since I was a teen but had never dared look anything but heteronormal. I considered myself pretty enough and my locks off dark brown hair encapsulated a sort of feminine beauty. …

‘Vulvas’ by Rowena Sheehan

Before we get to the comic, I first want to talk about its inception. It was 2017 and I was at a friend’s house party—it was his 27th birthday. I didn’t know many people there, but I managed to befriend another socially awkward attendee. At some point in the night the new friend, the birthday boy and I hid ourselves away in a room and took a break from the party.

We started looking at vaginas on Tumblr. (And by vaginas, I mean vulvas).

The two of them had found a page dedicated to “large” labia—the lips or “flaps” found…

Rowena Sheehan

English-Irish Illustrator and Comic Creator writing about sex, sexuality and the body. |

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