A year ago, my sister met me in Kauai for a Thanksgiving vacation. It was a tumultuous time in my life— I was leaving a relationship, moving into a new home, and the country had just elected a monster. With the backdrop of paradise, I had a lot of alone time to explore how these changes were changing within me. I brought my camera out to document some of the feels.
Kauai is a stunning place and we left feeling so grateful for all the beauty we experienced. But we also felt guilty. Guilty for enjoying the fruits of colonization, guilty for our privilege. This trip kinda kicked off a year of heavy self reflection.