From Time, I spent an afternoon in the Vermont woods with cartoonist and memoirist Alison Bechdel, who is probably most well known in the public consciousness for the Bechdel Test, a method for quickly analyzing the representation of women in movies and other media. Her latest book, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, is about her lifelong obsession with exercise. Because of this subject, editor Kim Bubello thought it would be great to photograph Bechdel in her workout attire and walking and running outside near her home.
A big thanks to Kim and the rest of the team at Time for thinking of me for this and to Alison for being so patient and game for my weird photo ideas! Here's how it ran in print.