Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked by Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

By Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

“An really very important, super relatable memoir approximately studying to like the toughest individual of all: yourself.”
—Liz Prince, writer of

At as soon as punk rock and poignant, Ink in Water is the visceral and groundbreaking photo memoir of a tender woman’s devastating fight with damaging physique photo and consuming problems, and the way she rose above her personal harmful behaviors and emotions of inadequacy to reside a lifetime of energy and empowerment.

As a tender artist dwelling in Portland, Lacy Davis’ consuming disease begun with the germ of an idea: a seed of a idea that informed her she simply wasn’t solid enough. and prefer ink in water, that concept unfold till it reached each nook of her being. this can be the real tale of Lacy’s trip into the self-destructive global of a number of consuming problems. It starts off with a tender and optimistic Lacy, attempting to grapple with our culture’s body-image obsession and remain actual to her rebel grrrl roots. And whereas she at first succeeds in overcoming a nagging rumination approximately her physique, a get a divorce with a recuperating addict starts off her on a collision direction with anorexia, healthiness meals obsession, and compulsive workout dependancy. on the request of her final actual buddy, she begins going to a twelve-step Overeaters nameless path, simply to discover that it conflicts along with her punk feminist ideology.

Blending daring humor, a hefty dose of self-deprecation, vulnerability, literary storytelling, and dynamic and provocative paintings by way of illustrator Jim Kettner, Ink in Water is an unflinching, brutally sincere check out the author’s brain: how she discovered to take regulate of her destructive strategies, redirect her perfectionism from self-destructive behaviors into writing and artwork, and the way she devoted herself to a lifetime of overall healthiness, energy, and nourishment.

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