Editorial illustration for Longreads

Illustration to accompany an article on Longreads - Muscle Memory: A Case History. The article tells the story of a woman who injures her back in a pole dancing class and follows her physical recovery while also examining her relationship to her body and how it has impacted her intimate relationships. The narrator navigates a healing process in which she learns to listen to herself, work towards greater self knowledge and, in so doing, make better choices. With thanks to Katie Kosma for her help in the art direction.

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