EMMA is a 36-year-old computer technician who lives in Paris but who says she learns "all over the place." She podcasts programs for the radio station France Culture, and her comics run in The Guardian. A former member of the collective Stop harci?1/2lement de rue (Stop Street Harassment), she is confident that her feminist beliefs have now made it onto the "information superhighway" for good.
"Emma's strong, smart, clear-eyed book gives us the language (and
the urgent desire) to shout from the rooftops about the maddening,
unacknowledged injustices women face every day. It validates all
the thoughts I have about being a woman and didn't have words for."
--Liana Finck, author of Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir "The
Mental Load, a feminist comic by Emma, takes readers on a journey
of awakening that is at once delightfully whimsical and
frustratingly serious. The graphic stories take aim at the way
women's unpaid caregiving and labor is invisible, undervalued and
expected at home, and how it shapes and limits their experiences
and career trajectories at work. An eye-opening gem."
--Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, and director of The Better Life Lab at New America
"Every activist is an alchemist at heart, transforming the familiar into the political. Emma does it by applying forensic objectivity to the everyday, to create visual essays which are transformative agents of change." --Jacky Fleming, author of The Trouble With Women
"Manages to blend the personal and the political with precise, honest insights. . . .a likely gift buy to mark feminist friendships." --Publishers Weekly
"The gender wars of household chores." --The Guardian.
"Full of fire, fun and humour, Emma is a political cartoonist for our times. Don't miss this book."
"Funny and relevant, this is a book to slip on all your colleagues' desks." --Elle
"Emma talks about the clitoris like nobody else." --Huffington Post
"Her comics perfectly explain the mental load that women bear in the household."--Marie Claire