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Dear Corporate America: A Letter From a Traveling Millennial

Sally Elbassir | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Sally Elbassir

The point isn't to complain about the lazy millennials quitting their jobs left and right. Rather, the question to ask here is "why?" Why are we so dissatisfied?

Virginia Debate Champions Stand Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Erica N. West | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Erica N. West

Debate is a pure and direct by-product of the First Amendment. This country was founded and grounded through debate. Our laws are hashed out via verbal altercation on the floor of Congress to this day.

An Open Letter To The Beaming Bride I Was On My Wedding Day, After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.15.2015 | Divorce

Today, Amy Johnson is a happily divorced mom of two young boys. A little over a decade ago, she was a 25-year-old bride, confidently walking down the...

An Open Letter To Families Where Addiction Is Present

Alicia Cook | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

With so many variables being out of your power, the one thing you are in control of is your well-being. Feeling any of this at any point does not mean you are suddenly a judgmental person who does not understand addiction. All of this does not mean you do not love this person unconditionally.

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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
YWCA USA

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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
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.