There’s a sticker on my computer case that says “leap and build your wings on the way down.” That’s what this piece reminds me of. Note to self: have as much faith in your talent as you do in your ability to survive and then USE your talent to survive. It’s so simple; why is it so hard?
A follow up post inspired by Sara Glancy’s post
My name is Christopher Gabriel Núñez, I am a writer / actor / rapper and I haven’t worked a survival job in over a year.
Let’s be clear about one thing: The “starving artist” myth was invented by people with a different value system than you, if you are, in fact, an artist.
The starving artist myth was invented by the ancestors of people who spend seven hundred dollars on white noise alarm clocks at Sharper Image but would tell Itzhak Perlman to get a job if they saw him playing violin in Grand Central Station.
Fuck those people.
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