Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dear people who hire artists

Do not tell her how much you will pay her
Ask how much she will charge you
When you need a plumber
You do not tell him that the job pays $???
You tell him what you need and wait for a quote

Do not assume that you do not need the art you are requesting
Please close your eyes and imagine your event
Without a speaker
Without a cook
Without an M.C.
Without a song
Without a program
              (Folded. Double spaced. New Times Roman. Picture on front.)
Without a photographer
Without a cleaning crew
Handling a broom takes an artistic prowess
Beyond your vision
To pretend to be invisible
And ignore your insensitivities

We are not lucky to stand in front of you
While you wear your fancy hats

Thank you

Jaha Zainabu

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