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How else would I have made my way as an artist but to stumble into it and keep pushing forward when I didn’t see the way paved out ahead of me? When you don’t see yourself represented or there is active hostility to your presence within these spaces, you are forced out of necessity to carve out your own way.
Once the article was published, I shared it far and wide. I received a wonderful response. People emailed me to tell me that my story was moving and let them know they weren’t alone. Someone asked if I was writing a memoir, something I had never considered but once the idea crossed my mind, I saw a whole new world of possibility open up. Three years later, in 2020, five months after applying right before the deadline, I received a surprising email from an arts council. I had won a grant to write my book.
Just like a road trip, when you think of a career in the arts the end destination can’t be the only goal or you miss all the sights and weird turns along the way.
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