Category: Resources

Word-Free Pomodoro Playlist

Playlist time again! This is for you folk who can’t listen to anything with words when you work. This list is part contemporary classical, part electro, with a little bit of French flair. But not too chill because otherwise, it’s sleepy times. Okay, there is one song with words, but hopefully less you speak French… Read more »

Black Creatives Giving Me Life

Because Chicago is generally crazy segregated (still) (it’s complicated), it’s a priority for me to seek out and support the work of marginalized groups and people of  color to help offset the ingrained politics of our city. And because there is so much pain and heartbreak in the world right now (France again too, omg, I’m… Read more »

Freelancing + The Wage Gap in New York Magazine

Here’s something fun! I’m quoted in this enlightening article on how the wage gap actually widens with self-employment. For sure a must-read for anyone considering starting a business. Big huge thank yous to my boo, journalist Ann Friedman, for the interview! Here is the extended version of our interview: Ann Friedman: how long have you… Read more »

Wage gap newsletter

Usually,  I don’t post here the weeks that I send out my newsletter, but the topic of this one is so important it warrants a bit of a repost. Because I read recently that at our current rate it’ll be NINETY years before we fix the wage gap. We can do better than that. I… Read more »

Book review: Artists Living With Art

  When I went to NYC in February to speak at Etsy, I also visited the Whitney Museum of Art. The Frank Stella Retrospective on display was wildly impressive (aside from a security guard who mistook normal friendliness as flirtation and tried to give me his number. Uh, thanks? So not here for that.) it was… Read more »