I live in one of the poorest areas of the country. (its not where you'd expect, its North)
I am working on creative ways to sell my skills, but any business takes time to build. I have a lot of plans and things get better each month.>>3774121
I was kind of just kidding, I hate that Im poor enough for foodstamps and I don't intend on being on them for much longer (It won't take long before I don't qualify)
I think about how I hope to pay it back in personal taxes eventually.
I think this country could use a lot of improvement, but I'm not saying I deserve to follow my dreams more than anyone else.
I'm kind of freelancer out of circumstance. I'm a mom and if I worked any other job 2/3 of my paycheck could be to pay for childcare, it just doesn't make any sense. Not only that, the jobs around here just cap off so soon- jobs are like that everywhere. You're right if you think I could have gone to school for something more profitable, but everyone with a "profitable" job is usually on salary and is an absolute slave. There would be no way I could take care of my son working 50-60 hours a week, if you think that I'm lying then you're just not old enough yet to see all the people around you do this.
I know that I'm crazy and banking on a lot, but I do hope to eventually publish my own work that will hopefully convince people that others should not have to work miserable awful jobs that don't pay them enough. There is an an answer to that and I think it is that Americans are too obsessed with materialism and aren't focused on things that are wholesome.
I think the politics that really influence my art is that if you're not working for someone you're worthless. If you're not productive than you're a bad person.
Truly, me being an artist is something I'm very proud of- because its actually good clean honest work. Everything I make is from my own hand, it cost next to nothing from the Earth and doesn't exploit any other human beings.