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* DeadpanSnarker: She often is this, even snarking about the suburban neighborhood that she and Toni plan to move to with Raf.



* LipstickLesbian: She is more feminine than Clarice.
* SpicyLatina: She is Puerto Rican yet is sweet and even-tempered.



Mo's first girlfriend in the strip, after being introduced by Toni and Clarice. After Mo she had a relationship with City Council-person Ellen Tuffel who later cheated on her. Harriet went on to become a single mother to a daughter, Isobel.

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Mo's first girlfriend in the strip, after being introduced by Toni and Clarice. After Mo she had a relationship with City Council-person Ellen Tuffel who later cheated on her. Harriet went on to become a single mother to a daughter, Isobel.Isobel.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is a large and plump woman loved by Monday.
* ButchLesbian: Mullet wearing but does wear skirts for work.


* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Lois has easily had the most partners in the cast.




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* ReallyGetsAround: Lois has easily had the most partners in the cast.


Owner of the now defunct Madwimmin Books. The opposite of the stereotype of the maternal black woman, guiding all the white women around her. Originally named "Alberta" after her father, she takes after him in the ways they both ran their businesses (his diner and her bookstore).
* BBW: Calls out the cartoonist in a strip for never drawing her with a lover. Corrected later with girlfriend Audrey, who also fits.

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Owner of the now defunct Madwimmin Books. The opposite of the stereotype of the maternal black woman, guiding woman who guides all the white women around her.her, Jez is authoritative and out of touch with her feelings. Originally named "Alberta" after her father, she takes after him in the ways they both ran their businesses (his diner and her bookstore).
* BBW: BigBeautifulWoman: Calls out the cartoonist in a strip for never drawing her with a lover. Corrected later with girlfriend Audrey, who also fits.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Her parents eventually approve of her relationship with Audrey (albeit in a back-handed compliment way). While visiting her hospitalized mother, Jez dreams of a conversation where her mother expresses pride in her and her accomplishments, only to find she's passed on once awake.



*ItRunsInTheFamily: Clarice visits her parents to tell them of Toni's pregnancy, only to be upstaged when her brother, Clarence, pipes in "It's OK, Mama. I'm gay, too."
*ThemeNaming: Clarice and her brother Clarence.



* BBW: Audrey and Jezanna are significantly larger than most of the cast.

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* BBW: BigBeautifulWoman: Audrey and Jezanna are significantly larger than most of the cast.


* LadyKillerInLove: After settling down with Jasmine and Janis she has a mild crisis of identity. "Am I still polyamorous if I haven't been with anyone else in 4 years?'

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* LadyKillerInLove: After settling down with Jasmine and her daughter Janis she has a mild crisis of identity. "Am I still polyamorous if I haven't been with anyone else in 4 years?'

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!!Mo (Monica) Testa
Main Character. Eventual partner to Sydney. Former employee at Madwimmin books, current aspiring librarian. She and Clarice were each others first lovers in college.
* AuthorAvatar: Alison describes her as "[embodying] all the values [she] assumed were part of being a lesbian when [she] came out.
*WhiteGuilt: Pretty much the fuel she used to run on.

!!Lois Mac Giver
Romantic foil to Mo, Lois is the strip's resident Lothario (Lotharia?). Housemates with Ginger and Sparrow (and later Stuart & Jiao Raizel). Body to Ginger's Mind and Sparrow's Spirit. Formerly of Madwimmin, currently at Bounders BooksíníMuzak.
*AllGaysArePromiscuous: Lois has easily had the most partners in the cast.
*HotForTeacher: In high school, Lois had an affair with Miss Holmquist, her math teacher.
*LadyKillerInLove: After settling down with Jasmine and Janis she has a mild crisis of identity. "Am I still polyamorous if I haven't been with anyone else in 4 years?'

!!Ginger Jordan
English Professor at Buffalo Lake State.
*CommitmentIssues: Strung Malika along for years before getting dumped, kept having affairs with unavailable women. Seems to have finally moved past it and has a home with Samia.
*RidiculousProcrastinator: Her finally finishing her dissertation was a big enough deal to be one of the climaxes of the book.

!!Sparrow Pigeon
The original Granola Girl of the cast. (Title currently held by her partner, Stuart). Lois was her first lover. Mother to Jiao Raizel with Stuart. Housemates with Lois and Ginger.
*BiTheWay: After identifying as a lesbian for decades, she starts a relationship with a man.
*GranolaGirl: The original. Toned down but still present.
* HasAType: Both her last boyfriend before coming out and her current male partner look a LOT like Richard Dryfus.

!!Sydney Krukowski
Originally the "Evil Women's Studies Professor", Mo's romantic partner and emotional foil. Dumped Thea after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She and Maddy are both Breast Cancer survivors.
*HotForTeacher: Left Thea for Maddy, a visiting professor and later cheats on Mo with her.
*LipstickLesbian: identifies as a Femme Top.

!!Jezana Ramsey
Owner of the now defunct Madwimmin Books. The opposite of the stereotype of the maternal black woman, guiding all the white women around her. Originally named "Alberta" after her father, she takes after him in the ways they both ran their businesses (his diner and her bookstore).
*BBW: Calls out the cartoonist in a strip for never drawing her with a lover. Corrected later with girlfriend Audrey, who also fits.

!!Clarice Clifford
Workaholic environmental lawyer, Toni's ex-wife, mother to Rafael. She and Mo were each others first lovers in college.
*ButchLesbian: To quote Toni, "I just love a butch in a skirt".
*YourCheatingHeart: Once cheated on Toni with Ginger while Toni was in San Juan for her grandmother's funeral. Also started dating Toni before breaking things off with Tonya, who she was living with.

!!Toni (Antonia) Ortiz
Accountant, Clarice's ex-wife, mother to Rafael.
*YourCheatingHeart: nearly 20 years after Clarice cheated, Toni ended up cheating with Gloria, a friend and right-to-marry ally.

!!Rafael Clifford-Ortiz
Clarice and Toni's son.
*HasTwoMommies: Every child in the strip but 2 has same-gender parents, but Clarice is legally Raffi's adoptive mother (as Toni carried him).

!!Thea
Former Madwimmin employee, current art teacher. Has multiple sclerosis and can get around on crutches on good days. Sydney's ex-lover, and current partner with Maxine.

!!Audrey
Introduced as Jezís momís oncology nurse, currently living with Jez and her father, Albert.
*BBW: Audrey and Jezanna are significantly larger than most of the cast.

!!Harriet
Mo's first girlfriend in the strip, after being introduced by Toni and Clarice. After Mo she had a relationship with City Council-person Ellen Tuffel who later cheated on her. Harriet went on to become a single mother to a daughter, Isobel.

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