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Enjoyed that - thank you Nicci and Jeannie!

I’m one of those - flummoxed by the prejudice by the many purveyors of opinions and righteousness on all sides. And definitely own my opinions. Fortunately blessed with very close friendships and community. But this inspired me to resurrect one of my old essays. Good for you Nicci, for doing these exploration!

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Jeannie, thank you for your vulnerability and openness! I have often felt I belong on a surface level, but used to say people went through a "Sami phase". I felt that when they really got to know me, I didn't belong. I have found a way to make space for myself, even when I am the only one who represents my voice. It doesn't always work, but finding the people who are willing to open their circle, and give me a place at the table, has been a gift. I hope you also find yours. Your voice is needed and I appreciate you sharing it.

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Thanks for writing that :) Keep at it :)

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Apr 23, 2023Liked by Jeannie Ewing

Hmmm never heard of human library

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Alright, well. First. You’re always welcome at my table. We have a lot to talk about, but those conversations will be nuanced and probably never involve Big Name Publishers or literary knowledge. 😂 Second, I’m going to cross post this very soon so those who enjoyed my post about “You People” can enjoy this one as well. 💖

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