Take It as a Compliment by Maria Stoian


Gold medal winner in the ‘Independent Spirit’ category of the Independent Publishers Outstanding Book of the Year Awards 2016″I was fifteen.

“”I never saw him again.” “They chanted after me, ‘Oscar the Grouch, Oscar the Grouch.”

Bringing together the voices of males and females of all ages, the stories in this collective graphic memoir reflect real life experiences of sexual abuse, violence and harassment. Each experience is brought to life by Maria Stoian’s exceptional artwork. Her unique and varied styles powerfully reflect the tone and mood of the different stories and in just a few pages express the complex emotions felt by victims of sexual abuse.

Covering acts such as sexual violence, public sexual harassment, domestic abuse and child abuse, this is a reminder for survivors that they are not alone and a call for all of us to take action. The stories clearly show that assault of any type is not an honour bestowed on anyone. It is not a compliment.

Kate’s ex-navy dad said to her: `You shouldn’t have told her, love… you should have just told me.’ But it turned out her mother might have known a bit more about life, too.

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Weight 558 g
Dimensions 21 × 26 × 1.6 cm



Jessica Kingsley Publishers




100 pages


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