young black woman

Still Searching

Lately, my world revolves around NYFA, Craigslist, Linked In and Indeed- nonstop. Ive been looking for a new, more suitable job for the past 2+ months now. I want to make art, but in order to do so, I need money, and in order to get money, I need a new job. Its a never-ending cycle. I really wish I could go back to the schedule I had over the summer. Working 6 days a week, steady flow of income. Its HIGHLY annoying when you know for a fact that you are more than qualified for the jobs you have and yet you get pushed aside for the fan favorite. Im usually not one to play the race card, but being a young black woman with a degree in art, I find that the art world doesn't cater to my person. 

What possible difference can you think of when, I have better skills, experiences, and references than that of someone who has no clue what they're doing? Sometimes I think I should've picked another career. But then I remind myself of why I do what I do. The answer is simply that I love art and I can't picture spending my life any other way.