"There’s a saying in my culture: A tree that is transplanted may die, and a person who is transplanted has a chance to survive."
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If I’m being honest, when someone asks me “Are you thinking of moving away from Mississippi?” the answer is usually, “yes.”
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"There are many reasons I could leave, but just like when Trump was elected and I wanted to move to Canada, a friend said, 'No, we stay, we fight, we…
"Mississippi has made me driven and awake, with my sleeves rolled up, deeply rooted in my faith, and with an enduring love of a great hang and doing…
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"I think we have it all—the best food, the best music, the best swagger."
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"There are some people I hate who would be happy to see me leave. So fuck them. I’m staying."
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Thoughts on Mississippi's contradictions, ahead of the launch of our first contributor issues.
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We may not always have clean water, but you sure as hell won't get bored here.
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