Thanksgiving: Appropriate or Appropriation? — Nicole Sallak Anderson

Nicole Sallak Anderson
9 min readNov 24, 2021
One of my last whole family Thanksgivings, circa 2005

Growing up, I looked forward to Thanksgiving more than any other holiday, for it was the one time each year my entire family gathered. My mother and father’s siblings along with all the cousins would descend upon our house and mayhem would ensue. My mom worked for days, if not weeks, in the kitchen preparing, and all the sisters brought some sort of side or offering. As a…

Nicole Sallak Anderson

Novelist, California wildfire survivor, essayist. Find my latest novel, It Takes Two, a romance with a reincarnation twist @Amazon.