And They Lived . . . by Steven Salvatore
Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he’s plagued with the belief that he’s not enough for anyone: he’s recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can’t quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase starts his freshman year of college, he has to navigate being away from home and missing his sister, finding his squad, and contending with his ex-best friend Leila who is gunning for the same exclusive mentorship. If only he can pull together a short for the freshman animation showcase at the end… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Homomisia, internalised homomisia & homomisic slurs
- Eating disorder (bulimia)
- Suicidal ideation
- Emesis & purging
- Alcohol consumption