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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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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.

An Open Letter to the Greatest Gifts of My Life: My Friends

Mackenzie Long | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

They are the heroes of my life. The people that somehow waltzed into my life and the people of whom I will never be able to let go. I don't know what I did in a past life to deserve them. They are my kindred spirits, my soul mates.

Letter to My Future Daughters-in-Law

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

Lindell wants your name to be Buckachewy. Yes, Buckachewy. And he plans to use that nickname if it isn't. I hope you don't mind living with an invisible robot named Bob. Bob has been Lindell's imaginary friend since he was 3. You will need to set a place at the table for him. Sorry.

An Open Letter to Hillary Rodham Clinton

Abby Norman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Abby Norman

Dear Senator Clinton, Having spent the better part of my youth defending your honor, as I take my first unstable steps into true, bonafide womanhood...

An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Miranda Richard | Posted 10.21.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

What no one tells you about the "promised land" of higher education is that it is wonderful, but it is not always an easy place to navigate. Moving away from home for the first time is scary, and it is okay to be scared.

An Open Letter to the Man Who Murdered My Mommy

Woz Flint | Posted 10.11.2014 | Crime
Woz Flint

I've never had the chance to say these words to him face-to-face. And I don't know if I'd actually waste even one breath on him if he were right in front of me. But if I did have that chance and some breath to spare, here is what I would say.

An Open Letter to Anyone Wearing Foot Jewelry

Katie Hoffman | Posted 08.23.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Thanks to Beyoncé, too many people are under the impression that putting a ring on something automatically makes it better, but that isn't the case with your toes. Anklets and toe rings are universally ridiculous.

An Open Letter to My Homeless Hero

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

You told me to call you Dirt, and I told you my name was Matt, and then the first thing I asked you was, "How are you doing today, Dirt?" And you said: "I have a tent and my dog... I'm blessed."

Dear Daughter on Your Last Day of Preschool

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

The most important part of your education isn't what school you go to, who attends it or even who teaches there. It's not about the facilities, the reputation or prestigious alumni

An Open Letter to Joe the Plumber

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Naomi Mac Millan

You recently published an open letter to the families of the Isla Vista shootings, stating that their murdered children didn't trump your constitutional right to bare arms. Does your constitutional right trump someone else's right to simply go about their business and live?