Anaconda, Montana was once a mining boom town built around the world's largest copper smelting operation. The smelter closed in 1980, and after a multi-million dollar environmental cleanup effort, the picturesque town is struggling to attract new jobs and keep younger residents.
By the time I was in sixth grade, I had amassed binders full of drawings and dreamt of becoming an animator. My dad even designed me a business card that read “Ana S. Knauf – Artist” under a border of purple clipart flowers.
But before long, my lola (that’s grandma to you) thought it was time to break some harsh news. According to her, art was not a real career and would never put food on the table. At 13, it was time I figure out a more realistic career path. My dream had been shattered.
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