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About can't

commisioned by Sam Wells
I don’t know how to explain this piece so it doesn’t offend or hurt some people’s feelings so I’ll make this brief. There are a couple of things that hurt me to my core in a way that makes it hard to breathe when I think about them and I just can’t deal with them anymore. Not only am I frustrated because I think they would be so easy to fix or improve, I’m frustrated because we can’t even begin to find a solution because too many people don’t want to deal with it or become defensive and offended. I’m going to work on the words to express my feelings but for now, here is how it all makes me feel.