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      Jaime Parker Stickle

      Jaime Parker Stickle is an author, writer, and actor with an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. She is the creator and co-host of the “Make That Paper” podcast, which looks at all the strange side hustles we artists do to support our art, and the new storytelling series “Okay You Guys…” in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Anthologies. She is currently in revisions on her novel! And, she is the co-editor of the GXRL blog.

      Weighing Security Vs. Dreams

      I work a job that I don't like for the money. It is seriously killing my soul. I really want to quit my job and focus on building my dream business, which I have been building in my head for months now, but my current job gives my husband and I health insurance and ensures we don't struggle financially. I have a side hustle that brings in some money, but it's not steady. Agggh, I don't know what to do! Should I tough it out and stay at my job that I hate for security? Or, just go for it and focus all my energy on building my dream business?

      Kimberly Tronic

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      No Me-Time Mom

      My daughter is 10 1/2 and since the pandemic started, she’s super clingy. She lets me go to work—no problems there. She has a good daily routine. But at night she doesn’t want me to leave. So I’ve been sleeping with her. It’s all good, my husband says I snore anyways. But I don’t think it’s healthy for her. And she is always asking me if I’m okay and she tells me she loves me about 20 times too much a day. I may be exaggerating but she does say it a bit more than she should. What can I do?

      Moushumi Ghose

      Moushumi Ghose is a sex educator, therapist, music maker, and writer. She has a web series called The Sex Talk Series. She also made a documentary called Temples and Brothels, which uncovered the roots of our nation’s sexual ideals and the fabric and the sexual identity of our society as a whole. Her band Ghosha is releasing their Quarantine tunes on ghosha.bandcamp.com, and they are dedicating all proceeds from their Bandcamp right now to the NAACP to fight racism. We discuss so many things, including the good old rock’n’roll days, weird crushes, persevering as an artist even if commercial success is elusive, how we’ve changed (and become better) as we’ve gotten older, and the difference in our quality of life since we left LA and moved to smaller places.

      Key Takeaways

      • Being an artist isn’t necessarily about commercial success. It’s about creating art that you feel passionate about and that feels important to put into the world.
      • You need money to create art. Find a way to make enough money so that you can create.
      • There is no final destination when it comes to creating art, so do what you like and just keep doing it. There is no end goal. You never ‘make it’…even if you do make it 🙂
      • We get better every year.

      Mentioned in this Episode

      Ghosha
      Kiss or Kill Club
      Moushumighose.com
      NAACP
      Temples and Brothels
      The Sex Talk Series
      Zeitgeist Auto Parts

      Moushumi’s Books

      Songs Played In This Episode


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      Pamela Pete
      18 days ago

      Great show Cooper!

      Latest Posts

      Jaime Parker Stickle

      Jaime Parker Stickle is an author, writer, and actor with an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. She is the creator and co-host of the “Make That Paper” podcast, which looks at all the strange side hustles we artists do to support our art, and the new storytelling series “Okay You Guys…” in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Anthologies. She is currently in revisions on her novel! And, she is the co-editor of the GXRL blog.

      Weighing Security Vs. Dreams

      I work a job that I don't like for the money. It is seriously killing my soul. I really want to quit my job and focus on building my dream business, which I have been building in my head for months now, but my current job gives my husband and I health insurance and ensures we don't struggle financially. I have a side hustle that brings in some money, but it's not steady. Agggh, I don't know what to do! Should I tough it out and stay at my job that I hate for security? Or, just go for it and focus all my energy on building my dream business?

      Kimberly Tronic

      Kimberly Tronic, a freelance copywriter living in Los Angeles, is a two-time Stage Three ovarian cancer survivor. Despite losing...

      No Me-Time Mom

      My daughter is 10 1/2 and since the pandemic started, she’s super clingy. She lets me go to work—no problems there. She has a good daily routine. But at night she doesn’t want me to leave. So I’ve been sleeping with her. It’s all good, my husband says I snore anyways. But I don’t think it’s healthy for her. And she is always asking me if I’m okay and she tells me she loves me about 20 times too much a day. I may be exaggerating but she does say it a bit more than she should. What can I do?
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