After many years of absence, Mend My Dress is back…in a different form. Every month, Neely Bat Chestnut is doing an issue in single sheet parts. #7 is an issue in two single sheet parts: intense stories of a sexually abusive/manipulative long term ex-boyfriend and cutting off her relationship with a violent and sexually abusive father. Intense, potentially triggering material. What I’ve always loved about Neely’s writing, though, is still loud and clear and very present in these stories. She’s unapologetic, unafraid, and basically a total bad ass even though life has given her some pretty shitty cards. I feel her writing serves as a great call to personal empowerment, regardless of your situation.