Simina Popescu

is an author-illustrator and cartoonist. They’re passionate about LGBTQIA+ representation in contemporary media and stories about mental health, intimacy and the queer experience. They are currently working on their debut graphic novel, Leap, scheduled for publishing in spring 2024 under Roaring Brook, an imprint of Macmillan USA.


Cover for: Beautiful means thin. Thin as can be

While opportunities to denigrate one’s own physical appearance abound from an early age, eating disorders remain surrounded by stigma and lack an adequate vocabulary. From high school to pandemic isolation, a Romanian woman recounts eight years of grappling with anorexia.

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