In 2014, writer Lilibet Snellings released a memoir, Box Girl: My Part Time Job as an Art Installation, which contains countless priceless anecdotes about her time inside the box, where she worked on and off from 2007 to 2011. People speak freely in front of the box, assuming the glass is soundproof; it is heaven for a writer looking for material. “By far the most horrifying thing was when a man thought it was like the Red Light district in Amsterdam, so he thought he could rent me and take me up to his hotel room,” Snellings told me. “People would place bets on if they thought I was going to fall asleep. People asked if I was real. They wondered if I could breathe ok. And they constantly asked if I was allowed to go to the bathroom. It was always the first thing everyone wondered about.”
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