In her graphic novel memoir, writer, podcaster and body image advocate, Lacy J. Davis, tells the history of her eating disorder from the first nagging thought that she might be “too big” to admitting she had a problem, to her gradual recovery. In Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked Anorexia’s Ass and Embraced Body Positivity), Davis also writes about her life as an artist and awakening activist in the body positive movement. She doesn’t flinch away from harrowing details, but rather tells her story with honesty, vulnerability and comedic insight, all accompanied by Jim Kettner’s compelling illustrations. This nonfiction graphic novel will leave readers feeling both hopeful and empowered.
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