You Don’t Have to Monetize Everything

You can make art for art’s sake

Niki Marinis
4 min readMar 13, 2023

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Katie Dutch — used with permission

Remember when people made art just because they wanted to? When people wrote stories because they wanted to tell them? When people cooked because they enjoyed it?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

And so do I. Along with a few elder millennials, Gen-X might be the last generation to have experienced the…

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Niki Marinis

Weird Girl, thrift store owl collector, heartbreaker, lush, aspiring adult. IG: DocJohnnyFever nikimarinis@gmail.com https://nikimarinis.medium.com/subscribe