On that 4th Thursday in November

“I used to be one of those assholes that would remind people of the Native American’s suffering whenever someone said Happy Thanksgiving. I understand the sentiment, but if you’re not going to remind me of the suffering on April 25th too, then shut it. Most people celebrate their family on holidays. I celebrate Christmas, though not Christian, because my family does and I love them. So when I say, ‘Happy Thanksgiving,’ I mean, I’m using today to be grateful for all the blessings today. Why not? I’m grateful every day. I’m just really sick of folks shitting on other people when all they’re trying to do is love their lives. *jumps off soapbox and kicks it*”

-Bassey Ikpi

I love her.

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About J.

A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?
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