So f*cking excited to announce I’ll be teaching my first-ever zine workshop. This ventures marks my transition into respecting myself by asking for money for my art services. The art industry is severely underpaid and even more under appreciated. It is hard for me to ask for money when I know some places offer art workshops for free. As well, I’ve been worried about accessibility since I know firsthand what it’s like to struggle financially. (I’m offering a student discount and anyone else with financial issues can dm me so we can negotiate a work trade.) Hopefully, this will encourage other artists to demand fair wages for their work. For transparency’s sake, I will tell you I’m paying the venue for the use of their space, as well as spending money on supplies like paper, high quality writing and drawing tools, and printing costs. And that doesn’t even take into account the hours poured into creating these fliers and driving to dozens of locations to distribute them. To end on a positive note, a huge thank you to my friend and spoken word artist @kategotsoulpoetry for giving me the last push I needed to make this happen. I love my friends.