MOI AUSSI JE VOULAIS L'EMPORTER — by Julie DelportePow Pow
Text and Illustrations: Julie Delporte
Editor: Pow Pow
Size: 16 x 21 cm
At what age did I start to feel cheated for being a girl? It is around this initial question that Me too I wanted to win is articulated, a personal reflection on gender which becomes, over the pages, a true story of feminist apprenticeship.
Inspired by the figure of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins to whom the book was first to be devoted, Julie Delporte questions herself here as a woman, while wondering about the place they occupy in the world. With disarming sincerity, she lays out her doubts and fears and tries to make sense of them.
Moi aussi je voulais l'emporter is an autobiographical essay where the intimate resonates with the social. Carried by the luminous drawing of Delporte, the book finds its balance somewhere between softness and pain.