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Open Letter

My Daughter Asked How Daddy Died

Karen Sewell | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Karen Sewell

Your desire to understand has always been so clear. It's one of your fiercest personality traits, and sometimes you and I butt heads over it. I've always known that you would want to understand this, and while we talked, it was as if I could see the gears working in your mind while you tried to sort it all out.

This Compassionate Letter To Soldier Forced To Give Up Dog Will Touch Every Pet Owner

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2015 | Good News

This rescue group went out of its way to send a beautifully reassuring letter to a concerned former owner. Prinny the dog arrived at Rescued With ...

A Letter To My Future Self

Andrew Knott | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

All my questions will be answered in due time. So, I'm writing not in search of answers for myself. I'm writing to help you remember.

"Dear Chiara Natasha:" An Update

Karen Zainal | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Karen Zainal

What happened next was also a surprise. I began receiving emails and Facebook messages from other people who read the letter and, moved by Chiara's situation, wanted to help in some way.

An Open Letter to Daycare

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

We know it isn't cheap or easy to keep your programs running. But we appreciate everything you do, every single day. We know you care. We really, really do.

A Letter To My Daughter

Stacy Pelander | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Now I have the opportunity to write another letter to another daughter; the one I get to keep and raise. I don't feel like I need to get everything out at once, and my heart doesn't have to break a bit more with each word. It's a very different letter, but just as important.

Dear Chiara Natasha

Karen Zainal | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Karen Zainal

I am and will continue to pray for you, my sister. Many things may not make sense right now, but have hope in a God who knows and sees more than we do. Where we see no open doors, He sees one that we don't even know exists. You are very strong, and you are very loved.

An Open Letter to Money

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 12.31.2014 | Money
Rebecca Mckown

Hey money, It's strange to be writing a letter to you, but we have a relationship so this needs to be addressed. You can't live without me and I can'...

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 01.02.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

Throughout the years, we created the most beautiful memories. We climbed all the way to the top together, only to slip and fall as soon as we got there. And though I may have contributed to that fall, I tried so hard to hold on to you. Our relationship wasn't perfect, but I loved you so much.

An Open Letter to President Obama

Jamie Masada | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

This is a desperate plea from the comedy community. Comedians are visionaries; they identify the subjects that require the most attention and then they incorporate these issues into their material. Still, there is a sad and unnerving truth behind it -- as there is behind much humor.

I Love You, Rosie

Jodie Preiss | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Jodie Preiss

I will be forever grateful that I had those two weeks before the fight began. Those two weeks that seemed to be just us -- cocooned in her hospital room. Two friends, mother and daughter. A bond that had survived distance and disagreement. A bond that had lasted for almost 38 years.

An Open Letter to My High School Cross-Country Coach

Paige Smith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Paige Smith

I'm a far better person because I was a runner in high school. Because I was dedicated to a pursuit that valued and rewarded camaraderie, strength and willpower. Because I was part of a team that saw me at my best and my worst.

An Urgent Letter to Hillary Clinton: Tell America Your Views on Darren Wilson, Race and Ferguson.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

You're a liberal. With all due respect, please act like one. Liberals take a stand on social causes during a crisis, not long after a crisis has subsided and emotions have softened. Liberals alienate people with their views on race and justice, and when needed, even anger some people within their ranks as well.

Dear Mom, You Were Right

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

I remember clearly the day I sassed you so hard that you looked me square in the eye and said, "I hope you have a child exactly like you someday." I laughed and shrugged it off. It made no sense. Didn't you mean that you wanted to ground me for eternity?

A Letter To The People We Used To Know

Lexi Herrick | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I wish you weren't a person that I used to know. I see your life in photos like I watch strangers in a film. Brief texting has replaced deep conversation and secret-sharing. Memories have replaced realities

Dear Kim Kardashian, You Are More Than a Great Ass

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

When I watch your show it makes me really sad sometimes. Your audience gets breakouts on their faces, gets bad hair cuts, looks bloated sometimes and some of them have wrinkles when they smile. It's all a part of having a whole, perfect and complete human body.

Open Letter Advocating for Diversity in Naming the New Yale Residential Colleges

Jeania Ree Moore | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Jeania Ree Moore

Residential colleges at Yale are named after people and places that are significant in Yale's history. Yet eight of the twelve colleges are named after white Protestant men who supported slavery as slaveholders or apologists for the institution of slavery.

An Open Letter to My Pregnancy Body Pillow

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

I simultaneously desire you and feel betrayed by your limitations, like a vibrator whose batteries are dying.

What If the Bible Were Written Like a Blog

Cindy Brandt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

The Bible would definitely have guest posts. John, "today I'm honored to be writing over at Revelation. Would love for all my followers here at John to hop on over and read some of my thoughts there."

A Powerful Open Letter From A Woman About To Have An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women

A woman claiming to be pregnant has written an open letter to the "Little Thing" she'll never meet. In a recent post on the Reddit forum TwoXChromo...

An Open Letter to Oprah: Motherhood Is Not an Aside

Nicole Dash | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Nicole Dash

I love the idea of a new and better chance with each sunrise. I will not only embrace this philosophy in my own life, but will impart this wisdom to all four of my children --- creating a new legacy for their lives.

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

Here's the ugly truth: We suck at doing it all. The moment the doctor handed me my crying newborn, it all stopped. I was not just Janie. I was Janie, the Mother of Sullivan. I became a mom, and for a time, I didn't care about anything else but my kid.

I'm Not Here to Make Life Easy for You: A Love Letter to My Future Children

Neal Samudre | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Neal Samudre

Work is often a prerequisite for great beauty. Every laugh involves a heave of the chest. Every deep, fulfilling breath moves the diaphragm. Every smile requires the movement of muscles and every glance above requires your neck to fold behind you. Every beautiful thing requires work.

5th-Grader Begs Microsoft Not To Mess Up Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

Upon hearing that Microsoft would be buying the company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, 10-year-old Sabrina Lane had just one request:...

Dear High School Teachers: Sorry for Being a Sh*t

Clint Edwards | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Clint Edwards

I'm grateful that you cut me slack and stuck with me, that you took the time to chat with me after class about my family, that you encouraged me to keep trying, and, most importantly, that you, time and time again, talked me out of leaving school.