She may have to keep giving guitar lessons and help her mother run her eBay store, but Stern sees it as sort of liberating in a way. Via Pitchfork:

“I used to think I would be able to make a living off music,” she says, “but I don’t any more.” However dire that may sound, she’s hardly giving up. If anything, Stern is more compelled than ever to write “songs that I think are great”— an endless quest in light of her harsh self-critical streak— even if that means living an unconventional life.

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