[ A white person wearing a black t-shirt with Hebrew letters on it, a black flat cap, dark grey jeans, and a black elbow sleeve. They’re sitting in a bathroom; the bathtub holds a wooden drying rack that’s filled with more black t-shirts. Even more black t-shirts hang from the curtain rod. On a small shelf above the person’s head, along with a couple of small unidentifiable objects, is a jar full of something brown. The label is varying shades of purple. There’s text below the photo, but it’s not remotely relevant to anything I’m saying here. ]
CHECK IT OUT
… no, it’s there, up in the righthand corner, on the shelf, that’s some of my bath salts, I swear
YES IT IS TOO
oh fine, hang on
[ The same picture as before, but zoomed in on the upper right corner. It’s kinda blurry. There’s a badly-drawn red oval around the thing that might be a jar of bath salts. ]
SEE I TOLD YOU
… anyway my friend Sharyn was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article, something about laundry, idk, but they decided to stage their picture to have the ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE amount of things they’ve gotten from small creators like me in it. Not that anyone who reads the WSJ is gonna buy from us poors, but it’s the principle of the thing, yanno?
(To their credit, the WSJ correctly used Sharyn’s pronouns AND referred to them as ‘Mx. Blum’, THAT’S awesome. The FUCKING WALL STREET JOURNAL.)
ANYWAY I really appreciate the shoutout, Sharyn!
You can find Shary’s writing & stuff here.
The WSJ article is, of course, behind a paywall, but here’s an archive.com link to it.
& Sharyn did a whole long twitter thread with everything they bought, WITH LINKS, check it out, there’s some good t-shirts going on.