Winning a battle
Last year, when my editor at Professional Artist magazine went back on our contract by refusing to publish an article about how to fight discrimination in the art world, I quit writing for them and I announced my decision in a video I published on my blog.
I didn’t enjoy doing it. I must have filmed that vlog 50 times to get a version that was neither too furious nor too weepy. But quitting publicly was the only possible course of action for me. I don’t work with people who break promises, and I won’t promote or assist a company that is afraid to talk about discrimination.
What I will do is keep fighting for what’s right. And that includes pitching my article to the Clark Hulings Fund.
As of yesterday, a revised version of the text that Professional Artist couldn’t handle is on the Clark Hulings Fund’s Learning Portal! It may just be a small victory, but it feels good.