The (Thanksgiving) Edit

From Friendsgiving to table-side political discussions, we have all the wit, wisdom and humor covered this Thanksgiving.
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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! 

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