For a Freelancer in the Gig Economy, There’s More at Stake Than a Paycheck
Freelancers are turned into abstractions rather than people, recontextualizing the social relations of work in new ways.
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We foster passionate spaces that are beholden to identities in formation and reworking. So, naturally, these spaces can get tense AF.
Our lives are lived online, and to ask us to exist homogeneously across all platforms and networks as trackable subjects is a cruel twist of the internet’s potential.
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Many of us subconsciously believe there is only so much good allotted to us—so, when something good happens, watch out.
When I search for my father, I feel his numbers. Here’s a house number on my friend’s street that mimics the first few digits of my father’s phone. Here, at the 7/11, my receipt totals the amount of the last four digits of his SSN.
You will remember, in fact, the first doctor who does ask, who says ‘is it okay if I put my hands here,’ gesturing, waiting for you to say ‘yes.’