Being a multi-hyphenate is not about the hustle culture, and its is not about multitasking


Overnight, fashion designers became PPE manufacturers, furloughed workers were selling face masks for charity, erstwhile suits set up home bakeries and food delivery businesses, and my neighbours became dog-walkers during their lunch breaks from work. Being a multi-hyphenate is usually about choice, choosing to do multiple things to design a life you love, whereas working multiple gigs to make ends meet is the force of circumstance and can often lead to burnout and despair. However, whether you were a multi-hyphenate or not, whether you enjoy your job or not, whether you were forced to find a side hustle or not, 2020 was also the year of burnout.

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