The conversation consisted of various fandoms speaking on behalf of something that — as I argue in this video — is not exclusive to the time period in which we live.
Thanks to my friends at Wonkistan for the unintended inspiration for this week’s moving image — that’s not a .gif — from yours truly.
When I was 20 — not as newly minted to the age as I am right now to 22 but still pretty shiny — I laughed about freelancing.
To me, freelancing was a blanket term for unemployed-but-I’m-a-free-spirit-so-I-get-work-when-I-can-but-really-I-should-be-a-full-time-worker-and-also-I’m-not-lazy-it’s-just-this-economy — hm, the way I remember it contained far less political commentary, but the shadow of that sentiment existed.
I began my rite of passage as a freelancer in December, and the largest vegetable of my labor dropped today. It takes the form of this cover story I wrote for Folio Weekly, an alt weekly of which I’m fond and have been for, you know, years.
Anyway, I decided to break down some of my process of this piece and comment on what different skills I had to engage, to make it all work. Because, on job applications, “strong verbal and communication skills” fails to fully encompass the routine of producing written content.