Shout out to Native kids who were told not to tell people they were Native to avoid harassment and racism.
Shout out to Native kids who were told not to take anti-Native racism so seriously because “they don’t look native enough,” or because “that happened so long ago,” and how “they need to get over it.”
Shout out to Native kids who denied that part of who they were even if it broke their heart.
Shout out to the Native kids who rebelled and were tormented for it.
Shout out to Native kids who lost friends because they stood up for themselves.
Shout out to Native kids who are harassed by racist teachers.
Shout out to Native kids who want to connect with their culture but wonder if they even have a right to.
You are strong and beautiful and loved even if you feel lonely, isolated, and on your own.
And if you need a friend, by all means, message me. I’m here.