Our vocabularies and mental models are well-formed, often without realizing the biases that are built in. As a result, it is easy to unconsciously offend or exclude others.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I remember with fondness the gatherings around my grandmother’s table for a home-cooked meal that expressed her love for us. I remember conversations and time spent together with extended family and friends. I’ve continued this tradition with my own family, and we often have 12-18 people join us for dinner and “fellowship”, as my father