How did you get into debt?
I married a man with debt from graduate school, and we bought a house and a car.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I am more aware of how economics impact our daily lives and our relationship to the world around us. In my work, I try to find anomalies which are informative about our current situations. If debt, under employment, and economic oppression were not so present in our every day lives, these anecdotes and situations that I find would not have the same universal impact.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Maybe. Economic systems play a major role in my work. I'd like to think that I would still make work about these realities even if my family did not have large amounts of debt, as it's a problem endemic to our system.