Lilah Sturgis

Amber Genuske

This transgender comic book author is finally ready to publish as a woman

"The longing" was more than just a comic book theme.

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Published Mar 14, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 8:48 pm CDT

Comic book author Lilah Sturges was born born a boy, and lived her life with a constant ache that she struggled to suppress. That longing to become who she was meant to be often found expression in the characters she created for comics.

In this profile for the Daily Dot’s series Interconnected, Sturges discusses what acceptance and honesty means in the often male-dominated world of comics.

 

This piece was filmed and edited by Amber Genuske, with Josh Rubin as executive producer.

 

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*First Published: Mar 14, 2017, 1:35 pm CDT