Ellen Forney: Losing One's Marbles

“I am bipolar, this is me. It’s inextricable from who I am and from my creativity for that matter.”

“Is mental illness a curse or is it actually a gift?” Ellen Forney explores this question with stunning vulnerability and clarity in Marbles, a graphic memoir about her struggle with bipolar disorder.

Forney agreed to sit down with Lambda and talk to about the unique challenges and rewards of writing a graphic novel, the sorry state of the mental healthcare industry, and of course, flying squirrels on the moon…. read more

'Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me' by Ellen Forney

An association between artistic creativity and mental illness is something many of us take for granted without questioning which came first or why the two should be linked. In her new graphic memoir, cartoonist Ellen Forney tackles that question in light of its impact on her work as an artist with Bipolar I Disorder. … read more

Watch Zach Wahls, Author of 'My Two Moms,' Discuss His Book on The Daily Show

“On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public forum regarding full marriage equality. The nineteen-year-old son of a same-sex couple, Wahls proudly proclaimed, ‘The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.’ Hours later, his speech was posted on YouTube, where… read more