…It’s so insistent, so persistent.
In the wake of the Belle Knox media madness, the so-called Duke Porn Star, I feel driven to write about my situation, which is both similar to and different from Belle’s.
Because art is so important to you, it’s imperative that you do not let self-doubt use your creative balls as a punching bag.
Let me start this by saying, dear 2 – 5 year olds, this is your time.
Typically I shy away from listicles, but dammit, this is the Internet and the Internet loves listicles, so here’s a listicle.
There is no art that is greater or lesser than another. There can be art that affects us personally to greater or lesser degrees, but that’s all.
We don’t wipe, because to wipe would be to wash away our identities.
Wear a mask, crown (or other headwear) that you made all day.
Art has the dubious distinction of representing a culture, and the ability of art to shape perception is understood by those who want a say in how their culture is recognized. The stakes are high for both artists and patrons.
I, like many recent university graduates, am currently working in a field unrelated to the degree I spent 4 years attaining #sigh.