THE WORK

OVER MY GAY WHITE BODY 

ABOUT 

MY CREATIVITY DIDN'T START IN ADVERTISING. IT STARTED WHEN I WAS A CHILD.

MY IMAGINATION IS ROOTED FROM BIRTH. JUST LIKE YOURS.

AS AN ADULT I EXPERIMENTED WITH DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS OF SAID IMAGINATION.

 

I STUDIED PERFORMANCE ART 

I STUDIED MUSIC

I BECAME A WRITER 

I WORKED IN ENTERTAINMENT 

I STUDIED SOUND DESIGN

I STUDIED AUDIO ENGINEERING 

I WENT TO BUSINESS SCHOOL

I GOT A DEGREE IN ADVERTISING

I CREATED A BUNCH OF STUFF, SOMETIMES FOR A BRAND BUT NOT ALWAYS 

I SPENT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE MEETING PEOPLE IN ADVERTISING

I APPLIED, I APPLIED, I APPLIED

I WAS REJECTED, I WAS REJECTED, I WAS REJECTED

I STARTED LOOKING TO SAID ADVERTISING PEOPLE AND ASKED MYSELF,

 

WHAT THE FUCK IS 'THE WORK' ANYWAY?

I SAT WITH THAT FOR A WHILE, I LOOKED BACK ON MY LIFE, AND THEN I SAW WHAT IT WAS. 

THEN I BEGAN GIVING A SHIT ABOUT A FEW THINGS.

 

THE ENVIRONMENT

LGBTQ+ RIGHTS 

EQUALITY

SOCIAL JUSTICE

SPACE EXPLORATION

THEN COVID HAPPENED. THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD HAPPENED. THE RIOTS TOOK PLACE. PRIDE MONTH CONVERGED. AND I THOUGHT, YES, THIS IS PROGRESS, BUT WHAT ABOUT BLACK TRANS WOMEN? WOMEN, WHO ARE ALL TOO OFTEN MURDERED, AND WHOSE DEATHS ARE RARELY COVERED IN MAJOR MEDIA? WHAT ABOUT BLACK TRANS LIVES?

 

AFTER A LOT OF READING, LEARNING, AND HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS, I CONCLUDED THAT THE MOST POWERFUL THING I COULD DO AS A GAY WHITE MAN AND AN INDIVIDUAL WOULD BE TO EXPLOIT MY OWN EXISTENCE. THE OPPRESSION MIXED WITH THE BENEFITS.

 

THE EXPLOITATION BECAME 'THE WORK' ABOVE.

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING - I CAN FEEL IT IN MY GUT.

CONTACT

 

THE WORK IS BIGGER THAN EGO, IT IS, IN ESSENCE, PROGRESS.

THEREFORE I WOULD LOVE TO COLLABORATE WITH FOLKS WHO GET THAT.

I HAVE AN EMAIL: MATTHEW@THECOPYMATT.COM

OR BETTER YET JUST CALL ME: 3478344182

OR YOU CAN JOIN ME IN THE LAND OF BRAGGART TALKING HEADS

BUT I DO PREFER A CALL

HUMILITY

GRATITUDE

FOCUS

FAITH

© 2020 by Matthew Bailey