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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I take off the effects of the day, the echoes of wind, sleet, and snow. I pamper my skin, urge it to replenish and heal. I am asking myself to brave another day.
It is not so much that these things are invisible as it is that people are trained to hide them, and society is conditioned to look away from them.