I gotta give it to theCHIVE Community as my favorite things of 2017. You’ve all had a banner year in my opinion with the heartwarming words of encouragement from GiraffeGirl and Joshua; then Matt’s ‘Find Her’ wizardry.
I remember before GiraffeGirl flew to Austin to be crowned Queen, she’d had a rough few years, social anxiety and some bad circumstances had derailed her life a bit. But she was accepted at theCHIVE, it played to her strengths – she’s very funny, doesn’t take herself seriously, and that type of person who brings warmth with her wherever she goes. She is doing great and I love that girl.
Then we have Joshua, currently undergoing treatment for colon cancer, is still in the comments upvoting Chivers making cleverly-crafted ass jokes. Guy is a legend and there’s a seat at the Copper Bar waiting for you after you kick cancer’s ass.
I had an older gentleman stop my in Key West yesterday, reminded me of Papa Chive, and he explained why he loved theCHIVE. “I look at the comments as much as the content. Because it’s like we’re all imperfect, right? Nobody is as polished as their Instagram make it seem, and theCHIVE goes the opposite way, embracing imperfection, that’s real. Literally nobody else is doing that anymore.”