Internship culture is out of control. I've done 11 of them—and learned some things along the way that could have saved me the occasional breakdown.
“I think her salary just makes me feel inferior, and like we’re less equal partners.”
Being your own boss isn’t for everyone, and it’s definitely not easy, but for me the tradeoffs are worth it.
Psychologists call it "antisocial punishment" or "do-gooder derogation".
Here's what we should probably tell each other instead.
"A lot of them don’t like to work hard or don’t respect the trade."
She laughs at my anecdotes and evaluates my outfits, but she's also sensitive to the drawbacks of sex work, like stigma.
Put. It. Down.
We asked influential people what they'd recommend.
You don’t need to choose between your creative dreams and making rent.
We asked how it all worked out after committing career suicide.
We had a chat with Thomas Grant about the ins and outs of taking photos on a porn set, and found out what surprised him most about the industry.