When I started freelancing in 1989, I was in a distinct minority. Over the years with all of the ups and downs of the economy more people have joined the ranks. The "Gig Economy" Sara Horowitz describes in this first of a series of articles from The Atlantic, on the rise of the freelancer in our workplace. I don't know what it portends for our economy's future but at least it is nice to know we freelance illustrators are not alone anymore.
Sara Horowitz is the founder of Freelancers Union, an advocacy group for independent workers like me.