“Getting the NEA allowed me to say YES. I traveled to schools that couldn't afford to pay me. I edited for a magazine and a press that couldn't afford to pay me. I took on projects I never would have risked. I collaborated with artists and was able to pay them for their work. For two years, I pretty recklessly said YES, and I will always be grateful.”

Sarah Blake

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