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This SF publication just blocked its past editor-in-chief 📰🫠

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'After criticizing The Bold Italic’s poorly worded call for submissions, I was blocked from seeing what they’re up to… on Instagram and Twitter.'

"Freelancing is a glorious, albeit fickle career path. It’s punctuated by autonomy — a permission slip to create a schedule, a lifestyle, and a laundry list of vocational habits that uniquely cater to the freelancer. I’ve been doing this for a decade; I, too, have become austere about the language used around the work type.

Why? It’s rather simple: The inherent malleability of freelancing lends itself to manipulation and misinterpretation, especially when the business entity is unclear about what soliciting for contracted work entails. In my brightly naive twenties, when I was just a lil’ baby freelancer, I was fucked over more times than I’d care to admit because of careless, avoidable mistakes done on my behalf.

On Tuesday, April 18th, The Bold Italic (TBI) — the publication I previously helmed, which is now owned by the conservative YIMBY political group GrowSF and has since quietly onboarded another queer editor for the site — tweeted out what could only be described as a grossly deceptive call for freelance work."

— Matthew Charnock, EIC and Founder of Underscore_SF

Do you make less than $82,200 a year in SF? 💸🥲
Because, if you do, you're considered a "low-income earner" in the City and County of San Francisco. Nowadays, $300,000 is considered the minimum salary needed to live a contentful, conventional middle-class existence in San Francisco.  

For many of us, our ability to continue living in SF hinges on the rent-controlled apartments we reside in — with some paying just hundreds of dollars a month for the domiciles they've occupied for over 30 years.

Don't go *near* those free Covid-19 testing sites that have popped up in the Tenderloin 🛑🧪
They're not affiliated with any City, State, or Federal organization, and they appear to be targeting vulnerable seniors; much like credible vaccine centers, these unchecked pop-up sites are requesting patients to give up their personal information, like Social Security and driver's license numbers; it's unclear what that information might be used for.

"We are aware of a 'covid testing' tent popping up in the Tenderloin the last few days. We’ve reached out to DPH, City Attorney, SFPD regarding investigation/enforcement," writes District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston on Twitter. "We urge folks not to engage with these sites until the city is able to determine whether they are legitimate."

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