PLAN B-200: A Comic by Rachel Masilamani - Mutha Magazine

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Published on May 15th, 2014 | by Rachel Masilamani


PLAN B-200: A Comic by Rachel Masilamani









As I get older, my understanding of what constitutes success and prudence has become more flexible and less dependent on prevailing wisdom.  Still, because I am not a mother, at every stage of life, I remain dependent on outside advice from the world around me—my friends, my magazines, my healthcare providers and the internet—for knowledge about pregnancy. “Plan B-200” is not strictly autobiographical, though it is rooted in real life.

“Plan B-200” begins the story in NON PARTUM, an original series on MUTHA Magazine. Read the next chapters here and here and here.

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About the Author

Rachel Masilamani is a cartoonist and librarian in Pittsburgh. She teaches and lectures about reading, writing and drawing comics to groups of all ages. Rachel’s work has appeared in literary and comics anthologies online and in print, including The Indiana ReviewAster(ix), PEN International and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is expanding her work here at Mutha Magazine into a graphic memoir about pregnancy and mothering her son.


3 Responses to PLAN B-200: A Comic by Rachel Masilamani

  1. Javi says:

    this was breathtakingly brilliant. what complexities are displayed about life, our choices, our desires and what society has to offer to achieve those dreams. thank you for this, im coming back for more!

  2. Sara says:

    This is beautiful and wise. I can’t wait to read more of it.

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