The news coming out of college campuses in the last year seems to paint a bleak picture. Between the troublesome and confusing reports on how college administrations are dealing with sexual assault on campus and the news of increasing student debt – it seems that some students face insurmountable challenges.

But writer and illustrator Suzy Exposito, who graduated in 2011, found a way to deal with financial hardship and abuse. She tells us her story.

Comic above by Suzy Exposito. You can find more of her work at her website: