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Brushstrokes: Closets

Robot Hugs, in their insightful comic, take on closets as inherently oppressive structures built to uphold what is acceptable and what is not. They subvert the popular notion that coming to terms with and coming out with our queer identity is a one-time event as well as problematise coming out in itself as reinforcing that our identity is Other. This is especially true for young people who grow up receiving mixed messages about sexuality and as they figure out what they identify as and with, may have to battle social pressure and stigma.

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