For the record (start here) 1/4

Dear anyone-who’s-not-my-ancestor, Race and identity have been on my mind a lot lately, and it’s … exhausting. I’m not angry or upset, I promise, but I DO need to stop carrying all this stuff. It was incredibly helpful to be open about my breast cancer scare/all of the… ––oh my goodness, it’s only been 3 […]

Ask if you must, but do it politely… 3/4

Dear Ancestors, Why do people always ask about you? Not that I’m not proud of you, or that I want to be the center of attention, but I’m so sick of being asked about you like it’s some sort of test, mostly because you’re not here and I don’t know the right answers. The answers […]