Color Outside the Lines: Wintry Mix Feelings

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We’re heading into winter in about half the countries on the globe right now, and I for one, am not too thrilled as a person who thrives in high warmth and sunshine. That said, people of color inhabit every climate from the frigid cold to the blistering heat. So in true small talk fashion–which we can absolutely make into “big talk”–how are you feeling about the weather? Have you ever moved from one extreme to another? Had difficulty adjusting to certain temperatures or climates?