Forsyth Harmon on Observing and Recording Without Judgement

March 15, 2021 | 1 book mentioned

At Bitch Media, Forsyth Harmon discusses her new book, Justine, which casts a careful, thoughtful eye on body image and disordered eating and its effect on the book’s teenage characters. “With this book, I was really looking to observe and record,” Harmon says. “I didn’t want to make a comment on the characters’ behavior as being either bad or good. I’m just doing my best to convey a lived experience in hopes [that] it would make others feel less lonely. That was my striving intention behind the way I approached it in the text and even [with the illustrations].”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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