I was in Media, in NYC-the Creative Director for a top publishing house (I now just teach part time- I am older than you). As you can see here, a lot of people disapprove of your food-stamp considerations. I suggest you not list this on your resume, and click on other items about you in google to send this article to page 2 in Google. Media is still contracting- there are thousands of laid-off experienced and very talented copy-writers and art directors ahead of you in line. Try a smaller city to get your first job. And learn how to make web pages. One last thing- you are very, very lucky that you did not end up forcefully drugged and hooked on heroin and sex-trafficked. That woman Lauren may have been preying on naive and trusting girls such as yourself. Never, ever, assume it can't happen to you. The best case scenario was still some strange leering creepy man exploding onto your feet, in front of others.
@@karolnyc I agree with you. The only reason the girls can joke about the situation is because they know their financial straights are temporary. It is no laughing matter to need help if you know that your prospects are limited by lack or education, or an impoverishing situation unlikely to go away. Here is a terrific link to a song called "Common People". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc4Avp-6YBk. When talking about a privileged girl who wants to live like "common people", the lyrics say "Everybody hates a tourist, especially one who thinks it's all such a lark." Great song.
Be aware that using food stamps has long term ramifications. Should you get married, and end up in a custody battle, the fact that you ever used, at any time, public assistance, in any form, will count against you in court. When custody is concerned, they go back as far as possible to determine risk to children, and risk that society may end up having to support you. I never used any kind of assistance, and was shocked when I was asked by the judge- have you ever used any form of public assistance, including food stamps?