This week, we’re making an effort to be kind to ourselves and give ourselves a break from writing. But, first, we want to take a quick moment to say how thankful we are for all of you: our very own Hot Cake community! Thank you for sitting with us through ugly debate nights and on Zoom happy hours that you made bearable. Thank you for reading with us and navigating tricky, but rewarding topics like the Boogaloo Boys, fossil fuel ties to police violence, and tech bros.
We’re proud of the community we’ve built up in just this past year and excited to keep it going into a second. We know Thanksgiving is a bullshit holiday, but we’re thankful for you every day.
Mary and Amy
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