In her charming new graphic novel memoir, The Times I Knew I Was Gay, author Eleanor “Ellie” Crewes shares her story of growing up and coming out. From her more unique traits (like her obsession with Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to her highly relatable feelings of not belonging, Ellie may just remind you of your own BFF, and her irresistible personality comes through in every illustration and anecdote. With Coming Out Day approaching this October 11, this book reminds us all that coming out is a process that everybody shares and celebrates in their own way.
In this special selection from The Times I Knew I Was Gay, Ellie comes out to her friends, but that moment is only just the beginning of embracing her true self.
Excerpted from The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes. Copyright © 2020 by the author. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.