About a year and a half ago I had a voice injury that left me basically unable to speak and on steroid medication for about two weeks. Friends joked about being like the Little Mermaid, but it was actually a brutally challenging, alienating, and awkward experience. Earlier this week, I found myself with a sore throat again, and instead of being careful I just kept talking and singing (and occasionally yelling “woo!” in the appropriate social contexts). I woke up this morning feeling really scared when I realized I was only able to whisper, again.

This morning I also found out that Georgia Webb is writing a comic series about her experience with voice loss and long-term recovery called DUMB. It looks really beautiful. Preorder here.