No, You Cannot Have “A Few Minutes” Of My Time
Hanna Brooks Olsen

“The occasional request to “pick your brain” (ugh) is a common one. It’s also part of a larger, more insidious trend of expecting to have access to the insight, expertise, and talent of people who work in creative fields…

…and you could leave it at that, without the following part, and it would apply just fine. As you can see by my profile picture, I’m a just a boring ‘ol white guy, and people still bug the hell out of me for “just a few minutes” of my time too about the things I worked hard through school and career to learn... No need to exclude any demographic who feels the pain with you or make it a decisive statement instead of one of solidarity for creative professionals of all kinds.