What Makes Girls Sick and Tired

What Makes Girls Sick and Tired


By Lucile De Pesloüan and Illustrated by Geneviève Darling


Girls are sick and tired because sexism surrounds us.

What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is a feminist manifesto that denounces the discrimination and unfairness felt by women from childhood to adulthood. The graphic novel, illustrated in a strikingly minimalist style with images of girls in multiple moods and shapes, invites teenagers to question the sexism that surrounds us, in ways that are obvious and hidden, simple and complex. Its beginnings as a fanzine shine through in its honesty and directness, confronting the inequalities faced by women, everyday. And it ends with a line of hope, that with solidarity, girls hurt less, as they hold each other up with support and encouragement.


About the Author

Lucile de Pesloüan began to publish her texts in the form of fanzines in 2012, which were distributed in alternative media as well as in traditional bookshops. What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is her first book. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

About the Illustrator

Oriented on feminist, queer or simply amusing subjects, Geneviève Darling’s illustrations are accessible, comforting and uncompromising. Her work tries to challenge heteronormativity and make queer relationships between women more visible. What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is her first  book. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Product Information

  • Release: March 18, 2019

  • $11.95 Paperback

  • 48 Pages

  • Young Adult Nonfiction

  • 9.25 x 7.5

  • Ages 12-18 / Grades 8-12

  • ISBN: 9781772600964


  • Sexism

  • Civil Rights

  • Feminism