76 minutes | Oct 10th 2018

GBA 344 Rita Suszek

In GBA 344 we get even better acquainted with Rita. She talks about how her life has changed since we last recorded a conversation, how trying to work as a freelancer in the arts can affect your mental health, the relationship between trying to make things for yourself and trying to make money to pay rent and bills, her different experiences of day-jobs and so much more. Recorded just before I moved to Lancaster - partly due to the difficulty of trying to be a freelance artist in London - there is a lot of cross over between our experiences and concerns as we reflect on how stress can mean that a day job can be a better way of being able to make the work you want to make (and may be better for your mental health), trying to establish your work when you are a jack of all trades and a master of some, how many great creators don't have the admin and hustling chops needed to get their work out to people and the roles of luck, privilege, power, work ethic in trying to "make it". This was our first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-261-rita Rita plugs: Working with her on creative things: Her twitter: @RitaSuszek https://twitter.com/RitaSuszek Here email: RitaSuszek at gmail dot com Instagram: @rita_vision https://www.instagram.com/rita_vision/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Rita's Episode in Season 2: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/branches/the-family-tree-season-2-episode-11-message-in-a-bottle/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 We mention: GAP Salon: https://gapsalon.wordpress.com/ Travis Alabanza: http://travisalabanza.co.uk/ Busy Being Black Episode with Travis: https://www.acast.com/busybeingblack/travisalabanza-blackbonesandcycles No Such Place As London Fuck It I'm 30 Fucking European Theatre Royal Stratford East: http://www.stratfordeast.com/ 5 Dresses I Never Wear Calm Down Dear: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/wp_theatre_season/calm-dear-2018/ Camden People's Theatre: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk Sam Rhodes Comedy Explosion: https://www.facebook.com/SamRhodesCE/ Captain Awkward: https://captainawkward.com/ Ask A Manager: https://www.askamanager.org/ Rikki Beadle Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikki_Beadle-Blair John Russel Gordon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Gordon Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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