I laughed out loud at least six times reading this. Arisce, I am now following your everything.
On the heels of #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen week, it's time for #WhiteGirlProblems week!
(no shade being thrown, just a funny juxtaposition of content in recent days)
@adorable-eggplant yeah but she's on some next-level "this comfy white tee is a steal at $200" obliviousness. Anyway, she means well. I'll direct my shallow celebrity hate at Kris Jenner or whatever.
@City_Dater I think the collected hate she generates has since garnered her a lot of sympathy, so now the hate circle returns to the beginning. But she's infamous for her lack of self-awareness and frequent misguided attempts to be the everywoman.
Personally, I just think she's pretty. Pretty pretty pretty.
I love all The Hairpin's editors past and present equally, as they were all of my daughters, but Jia, what I especially love about you is you really bring the tunez to the yard.
GREAT PARTY, BIRD
Thank goodness someone is here to side with these upstanding young men. Journalizmz!
Also, New Yorker, update your style guide. I mean, style-guide.
Interesting discussion, and I understand why it needs to be said based on historical context and the other reasons the book's author noted (and I will most definitely be getting this book).
For me, as someone who has been into crafts throughout my life, it's been nice to see it become normalized. I have a primarily creative skill set, and am by and large a disaster in corporate environments – luckily I write for a living which keeps me sane. I will always have "making" projects in my life whether or not they are even remotely profitable.
For many, it can also be a matter of thrift – making DIY cleaners or repurposing objects requires little time and can save tons of money. I wholly celebrate the existence of Pinterest as I now scour that site for solutions before otherwise dropping a lot of coin on something I need.
And regarding Etsy, etc., I think if you recognize that you have the confidence to make something that someone else is more than willing to pay for, it can be a fulfilling opportunity for supplementary income if you ensure your work hours/pricing game is right.
I don't think any of this is a bad thing. Nor do I ever want to minimize being a stay at home mom (although I know it's a privilege). If one were in that situation to begin with, wouldn't it be best if said moms had an outlet for creativity?