Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Day 67 of 365 (Non-art post)

Okay, so I have been debating whether or not to say anything about this almost all week, and I have finally decided that I want to talk about it.

Today was International Women's Day, commemorating women's rights all over the globe. It was ALSO the day that women were supposed to wear red, not go to work, not buy anything and such to prove how much the world needs us. To show the impact that women have on this planet. And {SPOILER ALERT}- I didn't do any of these things. Well... except not buy anything... But there's a solid reason for that.

I am poor.

Yes, chastise me. I am a bad feminist. I failed at being a woman- whatever you want to say. But I agree with several articles I have read stating that this particular demonstration was a product of the privileged protestors. The people who can AFFORD to take a day off work. Well, I have been technically out of work for MONTHS! And I frickin' hate it! I WANT TO WORK! But that isn't the reason I was not out in LA somewhere wearing a pink hat (well- this is mainly because I frigging hate pink) or standing somewhere screaming about how life isn't fair.

The reason that I did NOT not go to work today was because today was my First Day at my new job. The job that I needed to keep me here in my beautiful California. The job that might enable me to FINALLY stop couchsurfing and living off of friends' charity and benevolence. The job I and other dear friends prayed for. And I am not ashamed of this.

Nor am I ashamed of the fact that I will be doing MORE work after I finish this post. Because I found myself a position working on an exciting 2D animated project as an inbetweener! The thing I want to do more than anything at the moment. *points up* See that image at the top of my site? THAT'S who I want to be. THAT'S what I want to do. THAT'S what makes me happy. And if I have to break every rule to do it, I will.

I hope a few of you will join me. (I'll bring cookies.)

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