Lived Through This

I’ve Lost My Livelihood Before, and This Is What I Learned

Reflections on the last time my life went silent

A photo of a person with a blue ink blot instead of a face looking over a stone balcony.
A photo of a person with a blue ink blot instead of a face looking over a stone balcony.

YYesterday, I filed an unemployment claim for the second time in my just-under-a-decade-old career. When I did so for the first time five years ago, I had the privilege of not even knowing there was such a process. This time…