Thanksgiving brings up a lot of sh*t.
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9 Ways to Have a Feminist Thanksgiving (Romper.com)
4 (More) Ways to Have a Feminist Thanksgiving (TheRadicalNotion.com)
American Psychological Associations’s tips on managing conversations when you disagree politically
Bustle.com’s take on how to win ANY Thanksgiving argument is from 2015, but sadly many of the topics listed are still very relevant.
Feminist Frequency gives tips on how to talk to your racist uncle.
oyate.org (a Native organization) dispels the most common Thanksgiving myths.
While you’re thinking about the systemic oppression and erasure that Natives experience, maybe you can donate to an organization that helps.
Oh and in addition to being a holiday that celebrates genocide, Thanksgiving is also kinda about inequality writ large
Related to political conversations, but here’s a guide that can apply to any tough conversation with family members who test you.
Here’s a 101 on why “just being grateful” isn’t always going to work for people.
Another take on not telling people (especially people with mental health issues) to just be grateful things aren’t better.
Five tips from eating disorder specialists about how to survive the holidays in ED recovery.
And tips from Psychology Today about how to survive the holidays in substance abuse recovery.