Folks ask me so I will probably do a monthlyish hustle update. (Medium links are paid links)
Medium still fails, my stats, these are not ALL of the things behind the paywall just the “top”:
“The weight of that look, the look Black folks who are in situations where they are the only Black person there, or are visibly in distress know. The curled lip, the purse clutch, the sneer, the loathing. It is the look when you are both invisible and hypervisible. I was already panicky, trying to text my partner through my tears, terrified that (not logical but….) immediately the money I’ve been working so hard to save would be gone, that someone would fuck up my credit I’ve worked so hard on, everything.”
I will go out on a limb and speak for a lot of us othered folks. We cannot and do not want to continue giving free, amazing scholarly lessons on basic don’t be a racist. It is damn near 2018 and our fucking world is burning. Want to be the best gosh darned intersectional (also please interrogate your use of that word and if you don’t already know, find out about where it comes from) feminist ever?
Do the work.
Some stats for that piece:
VIEWS BY TRAFFIC SOURCE
So frankly, y’alls. This is a large part of why I am in the process of redoing how I work. Honestly, letting it ALL out like that might be cathartic sometimes but it also is so much labor. And aside from maybe one magazine I can think of, even when that sort of work is asked for I’m not the one getting those bylines so no $$.
In other hustle news. My Etsy store will be closing on 2-15. I kept loose track and worked well over 75 hours on etsy stuff in the last quarter of 2018 and that made my hourly rate less than a dollar so. Nope.
What I am doing is making room for a big, shoot the moon, HOLY SHIT I AM DOING THIS SHIT type thing. I’m not ready to share ALL the details but, I’m taking a big fucking risk and I am so excited about it.
What else is happening?
I’m reading a few really good books right now. I’m getting ready to roll out some new shits. Since
The Evil Empire I mean Amazon changed their affiliate program I’m working on a WHOLE ass page of hand picked books and links.
I’ve also got a directory of Black Patreon creators going and I’ll be going live with it soonish.
I’ve got a real hankering to provide some more resources up in this bitch so keep an eye out for that.
I’ll be back probably next week where I’m going to need to talk some shit about people who try to sell best seller secrets willy nilly.
OH and if you are or know Black creators on Patreon drop them links for me please!