My 14th year in Canada, and my 13th Thanksgiving. Half of my life has been spent in this country I now call home. It has helped shape me, given me opportunities, and it has also shown me how fragile the fabric of any society can be, despite its greatness. I would make this a call for action, but many people have already expressed my feelings far more eloquently than I.
I’d much rather give thanks.
Thank you patriarchy for fooling (some) men into believing they are better than women by default, as it only made me work harder and smarter.
Thank you capitalism for making it clear how corrupt and dysfunctional the system is, as you have saved me a lot of time and money.
Above all, thank you to my friends for showing me that what truly matters are the people, my attitude and spirit — without, I wouldn’t be where I am today.