Dirty Diamonds #9: Being

Dirty Diamonds

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This is a book about being true to yourself. This is a book about finding our what motivates and drives you in the face of challenges and others' expectations. This is a book about carving out a space in this world where you feel like your most true and authentic self.

We feature comics about making mistakes, feeling like a mistake, and learning to grow because of them. Stories delve into family and multi-cultural identities, and making sure to honor those histories while also understanding your place among them. There are experiences with cancer, surgery, and concussions that made creators feel as though they no longer recognized themselves, and how they've started on the path to recovery.

This is a book about strength, resolve, failure, and struggle. These are comics that show the importance of taking time for yourself, forgiving yourself, and believing in what you're able to do.

This book is inspiration. This book shows journeys. This book is about how being your best isn't as important as letting yourself be exactly what you need to be right now.

Let's find our truth.

Dirty Diamonds #9: Being features comics from 65 contributors in a massive collection about being true to yourself through struggles and failure, and believing in your own strength, resolve, and what you're able to be.

Edited by Kelly Phillips & Claire Folkman. Cover art by Weshoyot Alvitre. Book design by Kelly Phillips.

Perfect-bound * 224 pages * 8.5"x11"

Ally Shwed 
Amy Stoddard 
Andy Isabel 
Anna Krzton 
Anna Sellheim 
Ashanti Fortson 
Betsy Ochoa 
Brianna Gilmartin 
Brie Katherine 
Caitlyn Stilgoe 
Christine Larsen 
Claire Folkman 
Coco Candelario 
Erin Roseberry 
Grace Teoh 
Hailey Thurrott 
Jennifer Chan 
Jessica Howard 
Jillian Fleck 
Jordan Stillman 
Julie Fiveash 
Julie Lerche 
Juliet Goodman 
Karin Blaauwijkel 
Kata Kane 
Kate MacDonald 
Kelly Phillips 
Kielamel Sibal 
Lilly Taing 
Liz Parkes 
Lorena Reyes 
Lucia Ceta 
Lucie Towers 
Lucy Galloway 
Lucy Kagan 
Mara Padilla 
Maria Kammerer 
Marilena Ness 
Marta Syrup 
Mayya Agapova 
Mazie Lovie 
Megan Crow 
Michelle Zhuang 
Mirana Reveier 
Mooshe Nickerson 
Natalie Riess 
Nicole Testa LaLiberty 
Noni Garcia 
Olivia Commini 
Ortal Avraham-Svarzenberg 
Priya Huq 
Rica March 
Robyn Haley 
Sara Goetter 
Sarah Burns 
Shauna J. Grant 
Silvia Carrus 
Soumya Dhulekar 
Štěpánka Jislová 
Teresa Roberts Logan 
Vicky Leta 
Weshoyot Alvitre 
Witchy Momo 
Yury Guzman

 Published by Dirty Diamonds.