Aweeeh poor Sam! :'( This is such a sad page!
Oh Sam… once again this comic really hits emotions hard in the gut. Thank you for a wonderful page once again Kori.
So heart breaking.
Oh Sam….I just wanna give him a hug and tell him it’ll get better soon. I know every one is different, but I wonder if a sports bra would help, it’s kinda on the same scale as a binder, but this way he won’t hurt himself and they’d be tied down a bit. Food for thought any way.
Sorry, but a sports bra is not on the same scale as a binder at all. What Sam needs, is to feel that his chest is -flat-, not that his breasts are “tied down a bit” (and sports bras are meant to support and stabilize breasts, not tie them down).
As a cisgendered woman, I can only try to imagine what it must be like to have to live with the wrong body. So, Kudos for Kori, because you make the emotional pain Sam is going through so comprehensible.
Yeah…. no. A sports bra doesn’t come anywhere close to a binder. Hell, even ace bandages don’t really do the trick. An ace bandage, followed by a cheap $3-for-a-pack-of-ten mens undershirt t-shirt wrapped in duct tape and then trimmed to just the tape-covered part, worn under another shirt ALMOST does it. But no. A sports bra doesn’t. And on top of that, the fact that it is a ‘bra’ adds to the issue — because it’s admitting that you need a bra. It’s… hard to explain to someone that doesn’t understand.
The thing is, it doesn’t get better… if you feel like your body isn’t yours — especially when you feel it doesn’t match your gender — it doesn’t get better. You might develop coping mechanisms, but unless you can afford surgery, it doesn’t change.
I feel you Sam I truly do….dammit Kori you made me see my own reflection, and an awesome continuation 😀
I know… i really really really do
Another excellent page! My poor heartstrings!
I know this feel… I know this feel all too well.
This is so sad, poor Sam! I really can’t fully understand how he feels, cause I was born female both inside and on the outside, but it still breaks my heart.
I think Lee should use his wish to help Sam instead of Sam’s and Frank’s father.
However sad this section is, I’m really liking seeing the relationship between Sam and Lee develop, it’s making it clear that they’ve had a long friendship too.
Gender dysphoria sounds like it sucks.
ok so as far as I know binding wouldn’t have anything to do with lung function or infection rate of said lungs??? I mean, I wear mine 24/7 (even though I know I am not supposed to because it can cause tissue damage ((breast tissue damage mostly))) and… yeah. What? I am not sure where that information is coming from? I’ve never heard anything of the sort before.
This comment is REALLY OLD but I feel the need to answer it because it’s really important! Any kind of constriction of the chest can cause fluid buildup, and since binders have to be very tight, this happens very easily with them!
Wow this page is so powerful, thankyou for representing those of us who feel this way and helping to educate those who don’t. As a Transman myself this really struck a chord :'(
This part of the comic is teaching me a few things and I am grateful for that.
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