It's a Party: Our One Year Anniversary by The Editors
One year. We’re still pinching ourselves.
ARTS.BLACK is a labor of love. We would be lying if we didn’t say how surprised we are by all that we have been able to accomplish in the past 12 months. We have made some mistakes, formed new friendships, and been the recipients of so much support and kindness and goodwill. Most importantly, we have learned a tremendous amount about ourselves. Rather than write a sappy essay to recap the year, (no one really reads those anyway and we’re taking a break) we’ve decided to use a few of our favorite memes and GIFs to reminisce. Because when we’re not writing, we’re texting back and forth, throwing shade. So, here it is: The ARTS.BLACK One Year Anniversary Recap.
Tryna meet freelance deadlines for major publications after a 12 hour work day like:
When you receive edits back from a new editor and you feel illiterate AF
When you broke AF waiting at the doe ( at the DOE!) for the mailman to deliver that honorarium you sent an invoice for about a month ago
Stuntin’ cause you finally received said honorarium
Taking off from work for an 18 hour trip to the Pérez Art Museum Miami to see Trina and Jacolby Satterwhite perform like
When artists try to ‘school you' via Instagram but they're really just salty cause you haven’t written about their work
When you wanna dedicate all your time and passion to your entrepreneurial endeavor but you gotta go to your 9-5 cause you need steady income and.. Capitalism
Finding out that your industry idols are fans of your grassroots publication
Glowed up at our first Art Basel Miami like
Nerdin’ out with your partner/co-editor over your favorite art critic's books and #clapbacks
The feeling you get when you realize the work you're doing is important and people praise you for it
Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne are the founding editors of ARTS. BLACK