"Revolution in My 40s": Gender, Sex, and Meltdowns in Lebanon

"Revolution in My 40s" is a comics series, in which Lena Merhej and Joelle Hatem explore life after forty through the trials, tribulations, and revolts of Maya, a 40-something woman living in Beirut amid Lebanon's turmoils and meltdowns.

This is the first epiosde in the series.

Lena Merhej

Lena Merhej is an award-winning artist and expert in visual narratives. She taught at different universities in Beirut and is a founding member of the comics collective, Samandal. She illustrated over 35 children's books, animated several films, and wrote and illustrated many comic books and graphic novels. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally.

Joelle Hatem

Joelle Hatem works in communication, content development, editing, and translation. She is interested in exploring impactful ways to produce and disseminate feminist knowledge.

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