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An Open Letter From 50 Black Yale Alumni

Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices
Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D.

We know that Black students at Yale are underrepresented, as are Black faculty. We call on Yale University to enact the following steps in order to begin a process that mitigates against the individual and community damages caused by the racist structures of education.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce

Chad Stone and his ex divorced in 2007, after 25 years of marriage. Below, Stone, the author of The Love Magnet Rules: 101 Tips for Meeting, Dat...

An Open Letter To Anyone Having A Bad Week

Clara Wagner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Clara Wagner

I'm sorry. I have no idea why your week is bad, or how bad it actually is. But I want you to know that your grumpy, stressed out, short-tempered self is just as awesome as your cheerful self. Please do not shun your suffering.

Dozens Of High-Profile Hispanics Write Blistering Open Letter To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Dozens of prominent Hispanic figures from across the political divide have come together to formally "condemn" Donald Trump and the comments the GOP c...

An Open Letter to Our Next President

Tyler Lewis | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

We need a president who is respected by Republicans, Democrats, Independents and everyone in between. Someone who might have a D or an R after their name, but doesn't let that compromise their ability to do what's best for the American people.

A Letter to Myself About Becoming Me

Brian Stewart | Posted 11.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Brian Stewart

You are an exceptional black gay man. It will take time to unlearn the self-hate and demeaning homophobic structures your church, community and family instilled in you, but when you finally do, you'll be such a better person.

Open Letter to George Lawlor

Pegah Maleki | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Pegah Maleki

I came across your article today, and I must say, I'm distraught. With some extremely misplaced anger, you attempted to begin a crusade against consent classes, and in a fury let the world know what a waste of time you believe them to be. So I wanted to let you know what I believe is a waste of time.

Guns Do Not Make Us Safer

YWCA USA | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women

Asking that domestic abusers be denied access to firearms is not an infringement upon your second amendment rights. Asking that states submit up-to-date records on individuals convicted of crimes such as stalking, domestic violence or sexual assault in order to ensure background checks are effective is not a violation of your right to privacy.

Great News For Model Who Spoke Out About Body-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Style

Taking a stand can lead to good things.   Just days after her brave open Facebook letter against harsh beauty standards in the fas...

Dear Fresh-Faced 24-Year-Old Bride: Your Marriage Doesn't Last

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.20.2015 | Divorce

At 27, Ceri Gautama decided to end her two-and-a-half year marriage. In the letter below, Gautama, who works in public relations in London,...

Mentally Ill: The 5 Really Real Reasons Your Friend Can't Talk to You

Molly Farney | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Farney

Mental illnesses are as colorful as they are dark and as deep as those uneducated about them seem shallow. Too often, they remain faceless, minimized, stereotyped, and overwhelming.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Husband: Thanks For Loving Me And My New Partner

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.08.2015 | Divorce

A year after her divorce, Neecey Kirby has nothing but gratitude for her ex-husband Kris. Though the pair split up in 2014 after five years as a coup...

To Those Who Would Condemn My Marriage

Karen White | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen White

Our marriage benefits the world in the same ways a straight marriage does: Together, we are more resilient, we are stronger, we have more to give. And I promise you, if you knew us, you'd understand how solid our love is, how worthy of honor and recognition.

An Open Letter to the Person Staring at My Medical Devices

Chanel White | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

This is actually a great opportunity for me to spread awareness about my disease, and to educate other individuals like yourself about respectful ways to interact with patients like me. With my hectic medical schedule I have little time to speak to anyone besides doctor, nurses, or front desk staff, so our conversation could actually be the highlight of my day.

An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Called Me a Girl

Paul Florez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

Little background on me, you're not the first person to say I'm not a man. In fact, this isn't even the first time I've been told I look like a girl.

An Open Letter to Presumptuous Care Providers

Chanel White | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

To be honest, your judgment of me was made before I even entered those clinic doors. You made your verdict while reading my chart notes from the last doctor who, chances are, didn't ask me either.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Husband: Thank You

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.14.2015 | Divorce

Shortly after writer Shannon Ferguson's divorce was finalized in July, she sat down and wrote a letter to her ex, a man to whom she was married for a...

An Open Letter To My Best Friend On Her Wedding Day

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weddings

Originally published on Unwritten by Jessica Hoffeldt. To My Very Best Friend, Saturday is your wedding day and I couldn't be happier for you as...

Ferguson Forward: Words On My Son, Mike Brown | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices

I want the world to be inspired by the impact of Mike-Mike's death, which has awakened this country not only to the disparities in our justice system and communities, but also the need for us to pay attention to the younger generation.

Letter to My Son

Grace Bluerock | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Grace Bluerock

As you continue to grow and become an adult, you will live your own life. You will have times of happiness and times of disappointment. You will fall in love, and you will have your heart broken. Life has its ups and downs and is not always fair, but I know your strength and resilience will see you through.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Husband

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.10.2015 | Divorce

When writer Susan Campos and her husband Bill divorced in 2004 after eight years of marriage, her goal for their parenting relationship was progress,...

A Letter to My Baby Sister As She Embarks on Study Abroad

Kristy Gustafson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Kristy Gustafson

While your mind is currently filled to the brim with a never-ending list of what to pack, what your host family and fellow students will be like, how hard your classes will be, etc. etc., I encourage you to take a moment to instead think about just how mother-freaking life-changing these next few months are about to be for you.

Open Letter To The Ticket Counter Lady At The Ferry Terminal

Marie Forster | Posted 07.28.2015 | Comedy
Marie Forster

Whew! That was close! I'm writing this letter to you whilst sitting on the ferry you in no way helped me board.

Open Letter to Peace Officers Everywhere: #IAmHumanToo

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

Dear Peace Officer, please hear my plea and the plea of the nation. Will you stop killing me? Will you protect and serve me now? #IAmHumanToo.

Dear Mr. Trump, My Father is One of the People Mexico 'Sent'

Laura Arroyo | Posted 06.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Laura Arroyo

I doubt you even know any people that Mexico "sent." So, let me introduce you. I am the daughter of one of the people that Mexico "sent."