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An Open Letter To My Best Friend On Her Wedding Day

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weddings
Unwritten

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

EBONY.com | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

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."

To the Obstetrician Who Delivered My Sons

Rachel Toalson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

I miss you when I'm not pregnant. I know it sounds a little crazy. You, the doctor every woman dreads that one time a year, because there are stirrups and cold metal and paper-thin sheets to cover everything and nothing at all, but I mean it. I really do.

An Open Letter To the Person Who Robbed My Family

Amanda Mancino | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Amanda Mancino

You probably don't know this, but, like you, we've seen our share of desperate moments. But the house that saw the birth of our children and the warmth of so many special moments and the struggle and resilience of a family who saw much happiness and heartache, no longer feels safe or welcoming.

Every Open Letter Ever

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy

Let me first say, thank you.

NHMC Condemns Misuse of the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Alex Nogales

On March 31, 2015, Cesar Chavez Day, Dr. Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published an article attacking my organization, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), and me personally for our Net Neutrality advocacy.

An Open Letter to the Class of 2015

Opal Vadhan | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Opal Vadhan

We are the generation that everyone is looking at, we are the ones the nation is waiting to follow. It is up to us to continue to break barriers, to make a difference, to leave long lasting impressions and lastly to inspire others to do the same.

Make Like A Sponge!

Lillian Sims | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Lillian Sims

I always had the feeling that she might have easily been a great writer or leader in any field, but somehow decided to stay in the same classroom for as many years as I have known her, patiently prying young brains with a methodical, calm, questioning style.

Dear Son And Daughter

Abby King | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce
Abby King

Consider this a fair warning: Do NOT try and manipulate your father and me. Yes, we are divorced and we don't always see eye to eye. But, we work together when it comes to you and we will not let you try and use our differences to your advantage.

Thank You Shonda Rhimes, For Reminding Me That I'm Not Alone

Camryn Garrett | Posted 06.20.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

To me, you are a fairytale. I never thought that someone like you could exist. I didn't think that a black woman could tell the stories of so many different people on one of the most watched channels in the country.

An Open Letter to My Freshman Year

Taylor Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Laugh a lot, cry a little, and continue to make the memories of a lifetime. Always choose to live by your rules, and let others live by their own. This is your time, your moment, your life, and you're going to be great. So be proud of yourself, you're surviving on your (almost) own for the first time in your life.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support they need to make the decision that is best for their families.

Dear Daughter, I Just Wanted You To Be Better Than Me

Julie Maida | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Julie Maida

I always thought it was my job to teach you about life, but I fear you may not have learned as much from me as I have from you.

The Wishes I Have for My Children

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

As I watch my three children morph from babies and kids into tweens and teens, I become more and more aware that my time with them is somewhat limited. Their world is expanding, and more and more people are entering their spheres of influence.

GOP Continues to Embarrass America

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

Republicans are constantly complaining that President Obama apologizes for this country. What is becoming more and more apparent is that there is a lot to apologize for -- particularly Republicans.

A Letter To My Late Father 8 Months After My Wedding

Sydney Latimer | Posted 05.10.2015 | Weddings
Sydney Latimer

I was looking through pictures of my wedding that was just eight short months ago and I am overcome with a sense of gratitude and love when I see your face in them.

5 Reasons I'm Breaking Up With You, Oscars

Katia Bishops | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Katia Bishops

Gee, thanks so much for taunting me and showering me (no pun intended) with an endless parade of freshly-cleaned, coiffed and manicured individuals of both genders, none of whom is wearing stickers.

A Letter To The New Big Sister

Meg Owen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Meg Owen

Your little sister smiles from ear to ear when she sees your face, and always looks for you when she hears your voice. Even though I'm her mommy, I have a feeling that you're her favorite person.

30 Things I Want My Children To Know

Lauren Casper | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

Fear isn't weakness; it simply creates opportunity for courage. It's OK be to afraid. Tears aren't weakness, either. Crying means you have the strength to acknowledge and express your emotions.