I came up with my back-up job plan by using my high school senior picture as a head shot:
Are you a semi-successful TV show that’s facing criticism for not having enough racial diversity in your cast? Are you an insurance company wishing to expand your customer base through advertising? Well, fear not: you can hire me, Jen, a young woman of indeterminate ethnic origin for all of your film, television, print and TV advertising, and stock photo needs!
You’re probably wondering, “What ethnicity is she?” Well, don’t worry about that, because the audience will be so busy wondering the same thing that they won’t have time to criticize you for not being inclusive! I’m available for:
- Birth control ads.
- Stock photos (shaking hands with business men, sitting in front of a laptop, etc.).
- Online dating commercials.
- Playing the girlfriend or best friend of a lead character of a white lead character.
- Clapping and smiling behind a Republican candidate during a speech (for an increased fee). (Hey, I have student loans to pay off.)
Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for the offers to roll in.