how to be polite on family vacation: a comprehensive guide


rule 1:

when your grandfather says “you look like a boy”

don’t bother explaining what the term non-binary is.

it’s not in his vocabulary and it never will be.


rule 2:

when your grandmother tells you that you could gain 5-10 pounds.

don’t remind her of the eating disorder you had.

it’s makes her uncomfortable


rule 3:

when your family talks about the “husband” you will someday have.

do not remind them that “wife” is the correct pronunciation.


rule 4:

when your family tells you to bless dinner

you bow your head and pretend to pray.

you don’t dare mention that you were kicked out of your church for who you love.

it’s taboo.