As the Crow Flies Graphic Novel Review

As the Crow Flies

Erica gives this comic five starsAs the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

As the Crow Flies is a beautiful narrative about a young black queer girl Charlie, who goes to an all-girls and all-white Christian camp.

The camper’s mission is a hike up to a women’s only shine on Mt. Sanctuary, run by Bee and her daughter Penny. The hike is continually mentioned as a (straight, white) feminist act due to a town uprising from Beatrice Tillson, who established the shrine.

Gillman navigates Charlie’s universe through her introspection, her constant battle against microaggressions, and her own growth in coming of age. I felt for Charlie because I too have been at Christian camps like this, where I too didn’t fit the mold of who they were lifting up. And the added intersection of race — which as a young white girl I was pretty unaware of — just adds to the layers. Continue reading “As the Crow Flies Graphic Novel Review”