Once, someone asked why I refer to myself as “cash poor” instead of “working class.” I think working class is a misnomer, since work is no indication of any shared socio-economic status.
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I have been figuring out this conflict for myself, why I feel weird when I say working class. I dont consider myself working class, but I sometimes have used it in place of “poor.” The other day I read somewhere that they are not the same thing, so then I asked myself: What am I? A black cis-femme sex worker artist mama, who is in poverty. “Cash poor” seems to be the perfect way to describe it.