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Nia King's trying to figure out if it's possible for queer and trans artists of color to make a living off their creative and intellectual labor. In this podcast, she seeks advice from cultural workers who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values. Find more episodes at Logo by Joamette Gil. (Photo of Nia interviewing Gabby Rivera by Tecpatl DeSequoia.)

Aug 18, 2013

Cartoonist. Nationally-recognized activist. Bookseller. This week I sat down with Van Binfa, co-founder of the Soy Quien Soy Trans Empowerment Collective to talk about learning to put himself before the movement, working full-time while homeless, and which nonprofits to watch out for. Highlights include:

- why he prefers retail to non-profit work,

- how you can make money writing fan fiction, and

- how racial segregation and gentrification have shaped Chicago’s queer communities.

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