In Brightest Day: Interrogating Disability and Privilege in Always Human

Back at the start of 2016, I spotlighted a little webcomic called Always Human as my web crush of the week because it featured a lovely queer romance and some fantastic art and music. Since then, it’s become one of my favorite web crushes (next to The Adventure Zone and They Call Us Bruce) not only because of the relationship between Austen and Sunati, but also because of the way that diversity of all sorts is seamlessly blended into the story. Always Human is set in a future version of our Australia, and while future Australia of course has various technological advances, it’s also filled with racial diversity, different sexual orientations and gender identities, and both polyamorous and monogamous relationships. I’m always excited to read more of Austen and Sunati’s slice-of-life adventures, but perhaps my favorite thing about the series is author Ari’s depiction of disability in a fantastical world.

Spoilers for Always Human below, as well as a trigger warning for discussions of ableism and fatphobia.

(via Webtoons)

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Web Crush Wednesdays: Always Human

web crush wednesdaysWelcome back to the blog! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday break with a lot of food and/or fun times, and didn’t get into any ridiculous holiday arguments with any racist relatives. (If you did, I hope you won.) I wanted to kick off the new year with a great webcomic called Always Human, which you might have seen floating around on Tumblr. It’s a fantastic, romantic story that everyone should read, and, if you’re a manga fan, it should give you some warm fuzzy feelings.

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