Color Outside the Lines: Looking for Joy

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Thread Rules

  1. We ask that only those who identify as people of color participate in this discussion. White Avocados, while valued members of this community, should remain in ‘lurk’ mode.
  2. Shaming and hateful speech are unacceptable.
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  4. Nobody on this thread is more or less a person of color than anyone else. (We will not set clearly delineated boundaries on who qualifies as a ‘person of color.’ As a starting point, this thread uses the definition of ‘non-European heritage of sufficient prominence to affect one’s navigation of a society built on white normativity.’ However, we recognize that there are identities which skirt either side of the divide. If people feel that they meaningfully experience the identity of being a person of color, then they are welcome to participate.)

The Prompt

I don’t know about you, but this has been a truly, truly difficult past week entire year. Today I want to focus on looking for joy, either in the future or in your present. What brings you joy right now? Is there anything you’re looking forward to, even the smallest things have merit! If you’re finding your life particularly absent of joy right now, that’s ok. Please feel free talk about that too.