Of Broken Bones and Healing Egos

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2019 has been a dumb year. Real Dumb (grammatical error purposely chosen to emphasize the reality of the dumbness). I was unemployed from January to June. I went on countless interviews and got rejection after rejection after ghosting. It was tough on the ego, as well as my bank account.

On top of that, 90% of my burlesque act submissions were rejected, including every festival application I sent. I was…