Going Down Swinging has partnered with Melbourne artist Emma Jensen to bring you Millennial Pink: a monthly series that blurs the line between comic strip and social experiment. Emma draws from readers’ real-life experiences and re-imagines them as graphic short stories, pictured through the eyes of four millennials: Beth, Freya, Cassie and Dom.
This comic is based on Lika Posamari’s millennial experience: “Two women into a packed train at Flinders, man comes a little too close and says “I am fascinated by your fascinator”. At the gate, security check. Bottle of bubbly resting in a bundle of tea towels, overlooked as she smiles at security. On the picnic blanket, so-called ladies day with drunk men everywhere. One crashes blanket and tries to plant a kiss. Realisation that this is no place for women.”
Emma Jensen makes comics, and sometimes other things, on Wurundjeri country.
Lika Posamari is an Australian of northern European ancestry leading a fairly nomadic life in which she writes in English and Spanish and engages with many amazing beings. Her creative credits include Westerly, The Red Corner, Kitaab, Clot, Rabbit and Big Art. She tweets @LikaPosamari and blogs at roundlyintheeye.