My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary are an autobiography on very intimate subjects. These are personal works full of emotion and well described.
In the first volume, Nagata Kabi is talking about sexuality, identity, depression, and much more serious subjects such as self-mutilation. The franchise used by the author is surprising. She doesn't hesitate to share her own experience without censoring herself.
She writes about her difficulties and focuses on authenticity, not everything is beautiful like in some books.
One of the important topics in the first volume My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is sexuality.
The author tells us that she was still a virgin at age 28 and that she used an escort agency to have sexual experiences.
She finds the right words to describe the clumsiness of the first sexual intercourse, the construction of the desire, the body, the intimacy, the seduction, and the more one advances in the story, more the character evolves as a lesbian woman.
The sequel entitled My Solo Exchange Diary mixes humor and drama too.
Nagata Kabi uses engaging diary comics to explore her personal issues surrounding mental health, identity, and intimacy. Her relationship with her parents is growing more difficult than ever, and she struggles with the idea of living alone for the first time.
It's impossible to resist the urge to discover this manga that offers us an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.