As turkeys and cranberry sauce flew off shelves, Nude Barre investigated the true meaning of the Thanksgiving feast and its implications for the Indigenous community. As dialogue around the moral implications of celebrating Thanksgiving have risen in our ever more socially conscious society, many thought leaders are seizing the moment to advocate for those long silenced by revisionist history.
Last November our founder, Erin Carpenter, discussed Afro-indigenous women, Indigenous stereotypes, and the unjust European standards they face with Afro-indigenous model, writer and activist Kara Roselles. Roselles details how her dual identity and skin color created confusion and misconceptions about her background, and how she aims to represent for those experiencing a similar journey. Roselles also addresses Thanksgiving and the respectful way to observe the holiday while considering the Indigenous people affected by colonial violence in America.