“Please, please do not read something like you are shopping at the ‘As Is’ section at Ikea and accept whatever is in front of you. Reading is an assembly project! You aren’t stuck with whatever is on the page in front of you. Run it through your brain and see how it feels. React to it. Compare it to your lived experience and what you have read about the lived experience of others.”

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