Patreon, Arts Heroes & Venmo – Why They Cannot Help Me Breathe

I am here to tell you, that on a $13.25 / hour job, on Medical Assistance, I still paid $49 per month for my healthcare. I also still got the Workplace Dental and Vision, because I was able, and those premiums were not through the roof, like my employer’s Medical was, completely astronomical.  …

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Values and Determining The True Cost of Art in 2020 and Beyond

Me, I thought everyone had a Nonna that made their clothes for them, and I thought everyone went to the fabric store and learned how to ask for what they wanted as I was shown. When I went to college, I went through a major culture shock, as I started to see the world outside of Ambridge, and that no, not everyone had a close family, and that no, not everyone was raised as I was raised. …

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