The (Thanksgiving) Edit

From Friendsgiving to table-side political discussions, we have all the wit, wisdom and humor covered this Thanksgiving.
Author:
Publish date:
Illustration Credit:LAURA BREILING:via Healthyish

Illustration Credit:LAURA BREILING:via Healthyish

Happy Thanksgiving, and with it comes the anticipation of yet another big and beautiful holiday season. So here's to gratitude in its many forms, small and mighty. Enjoy the respite and we'll see you back at The Fold with fresh content next week! 

Representative Barbara Lee on Iraq, poverty and taking a seat at the table: "Being a black woman in America, you stand out. You have to just stand your ground with what you believe in. The majority of black women do that in their daily lives all the time.” (The Cut)

My Friendsgiving isn't a a trend, it's a lifeline: "People don’t like it when you let on that you don’t go home for the holidays, that you don’t see your family much, or at all. They want to know what you went through." (Healthyish)

A fact-checker's guide to Thanksgiving politics: "With the holiday on the heels of the midterm elections, sitting out a political food fight may be unavoidable. But it doesn’t have to be inaccurate. Arm yourself with the facts." (The New York Times)

Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross on the power of women's stories:  They discuss building bridges through storytelling — in personal memoirs and #MeToo, and more fractious talk with political opponents and spouses in marriage counseling. (The New York Times)

How to teach the story of Thanksgiving: Use this as a resource to teach a more accurate story about the origins of Thanksgiving. (Teaching Tolerance

How to talk to your family about racism: "After a year of relentless atrocities that don’t always make for easy conversation at the dinner table, it's important to make Thanksgiving preparations beyond the tablescape and the menu." (Harper's Bazaar)  

A cornucopia of grandparents: "Now, asking around, I’m hearing about kids with six, seven, eight grandparents, step-grandparents and grandparent-equivalents. We’re in the midst of an unprecedented grandparental population explosion." (The New York Times)

And, for an instant mood-lifter, try this Thanksgiving prank. Ha! 

Related

the-literary-edit-the-memoir-edition-the-fold-mag-1

The Literary Edit: For The Love of Books

We are acknowledging this month that, like the calendar year, we also go through "seasons" of preferences--particularly when it comes to reading. While in the summers we crave lighter, airier works of fiction to the deep, enthralling stores that move us in the winter, for the month of February we are focusing on 3 memoirs that are perfect for hunkering down and fighting the cold.

brooke-lark-230140-unsplash

What the Heck is Wellness, Anyway?

As inflated with trends and fads as the wellness industry has become, that saturation has inadvertently caused a lot of confusion around what wellness is. Whether it's a daily exercise regimen, clean eating or simply being more present, we are taking a moment to acknowledge that wellness is an ever-evolving, fluid phenomenon that means something different to everyone.

Art Made Between Opposite Sides by Tanya Aguiñiga, 2017_Photograph by Gina Clyne, Courtesy of AMBOS Project

Meet Suzy Delvalle: The Woman Turning Artists' Visions Into Realities as President & Executive Director of Creative Capital in New York City

As President and Creative Director at Creative Capital, a nonprofit support organization for artists, Suzy helps foster creativity from start to finish, providing artists with the support they need throughout their process while encouraging them to create the most groundbreaking and honest work they're capable of. We sit down with Suzy to discuss her trajectory into this truly rewarding career and the importance of community for those working in artistic fields.

christin-hume-505815-unsplash

9 Non-Invasive Skincare Trends

At every stage of our lives, our skin is telling a unique story about our health. That's why we've teamed up with the experts at Seattle and Bay area spas and skincare clinics, SkinSpirit, to learn all about non-invasive treatments to improve skin radiancy, reduce redness, provide some anti-aging benefits to our skin and help improve our general wellness.

Wellness

February Tarotscopes

V of Heirophant and The Hanged Man are two of the Tarot cards, among many others, in our tarotscope reading this February. Find out which card your sign will be following this month, and what February holds for each of your Zodiac signs.