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SixContest: Share your stories of sun — sunshine, sun burns, the people and places that brighten your life — in exactly six words.

Welcome to America in Six Words

BY TeamSixWords on November 1, 2016
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SixContest #87: #SixWordsFOTB

Thanksgiving began with pilgrims congregating and feasting, thankful for surviving the hardships of settling in a new homeland. For SixContest #87—in conjunction with our upcoming book, "Six Words Fresh Off the Boat"—we invite you to put a Thanksgiving spin on your Six-Word Memoirs about immigration and identity in America.

Whether your family has been here for generations or you're a recent arrival, tell us how planting roots in America informs your Thanksgiving moments. From stories of redefining yourself or your inner circle to increasing cultural awareness and overcoming adversity, what are the Six Words that make you feel thankful for your or your family's coming to America experience?

Because we're thankful for your outstanding contributions, the winner of this contest is *guaranteed* to be published in "Six Words Fresh Off the Boat." Post early and often to seal the deal!

Your Six Words can include a backstory (we love reading them), but please post only one entry per comment.

Remember to tag us and include #SixWordsFOTB when posting your Six Words to Twitter and Instagram!

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This SixContest runs through Monday, November 28 at 3PM ET. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages: twitter.com/sixwords (remember to tag @sixwords) | facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | instagram.com/sixwordselfie | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com

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