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lila_rose367 karma

I'm sure you've heard this a 1000 times by now, but I absolutely sobbed through this episode. I'm from an immigrant family (came to Canada from Russia when I was 13), and the treatment I've witnessed my parents face makes my blood boil. Snooty white girl waitresses talking to my dad like he's stupid because he has an accent makes it so hard not to fly into a fit of rage. Thanks again for writing about this subject and congrats on the success of the show!!!

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Hi Cheryl! First of all, I am a huge fan. I've read all your books and remember bawling like a child through the last page of Wild. I am so happy for your success.

My question has to do with the reality most artists face - how did you support yourself prior to your success? I am a writer and a dancer, but feel like I have so little to give to these practices because my career is what puts food on the table. Many of the artists I know personally seem to have significant support from family or partners that allows them to pursue passions without worrying how to pay the rent. I don't have either of those luxuries (which is fine), but sometimes I question the possibility of ever getting anywhere with my creative work, when 80% of my day is focused elsewhere. Your thoughts and insight would be very much appreciated.

Hope you're having a lovely day! <3

lila_rose1 karma

Thank you so much for your reply Cheryl! It's incredibly useful to hear the honest truth from someone who's been there before, especially this bit:

Persistence has its own momentum.

Have a lovely Halloween weekend!