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Open Letter

To the Man or Woman in Row 23

Lynn Morrison | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you during this flight. Which is good, as it will make it super easy for me to make sure that I've covered all the bases even though we haven't taken off yet.

Enough With Airline Fees!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A group of frequent travelers channeled their frustrations with airline fees into this open letter to the major airlines in the U.S. Their bottom ...

How A Total Stranger Turned My Day Around In Less Than 15 Minutes

Jen Simon | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

I stood there with no idea of what to do next. I felt completely helpless and trapped. And then, something amazing happened.

On 'Table Seats' and Validations: An Open Letter to Kanye West

Jay Dodd | Posted 03.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

I hope you seek to create counter-cultures and use your charming ability to rupture and truth tell to show people more than just your person talent. You and your aspirations for particularly white-nesses are the center of your work

The Open Letter I Will One Day Need to Read Myself

NYC Dads Group | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
NYC Dads Group

I wouldn't expect you to notice me. But make no mistake about it, I have definitely taken notice of you and just wanted to say one thing. I feel for you.

To My 3-Year-Old on Her Birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

It's easier to jump in mud puddles when you aren't carrying a camera; we talk more when a camera lens isn't separating us, and it's nice to have some mother/daughter secrets.

The Advice I Should Have Missed My Train To Give

Blessing Offor | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Blessing Offor

Avoid bitterness. Let go of the things that people say or do out of ignorance. You would probably do the same thing if you didn't know better. And for the days that your molehill does look more like a mountain, climb that mountain with as much style and grace as you can muster.

An Open Letter to Myself on my 30th birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 02.27.2014 | Women
Shannon Sutherland

Your choices haven't always been the best, but they have always been yours, and they have ultimately created a pretty awesome result: 30-year-old you.

An Open Letter to My Daughter, Who Will (Someday) Ask For Her First 'Real' Tattoo

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I cannot imagine how many times you have wanted to do something long before your father and I were ready to let you do it, nor can I imagine the young woman you would be if I could.

An Open Letter to Governor Chris Christie

Dylan Brody | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Dylan Brody

Dear Governor Christie, I write to you today to implore you to step down as governor of the great state of New Jersey.

An Open Letter To My Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

I am loved, by my family, by my friends, by my partner, I am loved. And if I cannot love myself, if I close myself off to that love, that's just like telling those people who matter, that their love for me means nothing.

Why This Presbyterian Signed an Open Letter From the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Church is a funny thing. An ever cyclical journey of division, reunion, amazement, disappointment, joy, despair, hope and love -- it's the place that I call home.

Why I've Given Up On My Search For Love

Therese Schwenkler | Posted 12.16.2013 | Women
Therese Schwenkler

Let's just be honest here -- I always thought that if I hadn't found you by now, I'd be totally bummed out and depressed. I thought I'd be a nervous, incomplete wreck, writing this letter as I sat on my cat-infested front porch crying salty tears into a liter of cheap wine. After all, I mean, hello, I'm almost 30!

An Open Letter to Guido Barilla

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

The time has come for the hate to end. The world is ready for those in power to step forward for equality. If you aren't ready to join them, then please, just quietly step back.

Thank You, Pat McCrory

Alice Wilder | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Alice Wilder

I know times are tough for you right now. Your approval numbers are in free fall and your own party is overriding your vetoes. So I thought now would be a good time for a young North Carolinian to reach out and say a sincere "thanks."

My Breakup Letter to Forever 21

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 07.31.2013 | Style
Fernie Tiflis

I have loved you since the day I met you. I met you about 10 years ago, and for a while, I only had eyes for you. But you changed. And it's time for us to part ways.

A Love Note to Black Mothers on Mother's Day

j.n. salters | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

This letter is for my mother. Our mothers. Grandmothers. Aunts. Sisters. And all of the other black women who continue to raise black and brown warriors in this battlefield we call America.

Jay-Z's 'Open Letter' Gets A High-Profile Remix

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment

Turns out Common jumped on a remix of Jay-Z's "Open Letter." Released Monday, the track features the Chicago rapper joining Hov, but the song is just ...

Jay Carney Responds To Jay-Z Flap

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to a question Thursday about rapper Jay-Z's lyrics implying that the White House cleared his trip to ...

Jay-Z's Cuba Trip Gets A Fresh Look

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Jay-Z is defending his recent trip to Cuba in a new song. The rapper released "Open Letter" Thursday after two Florida Republican la...

Jay-Z SLAMS Politicians In New Song

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

Jay-Z and Beyonce don't always address rumors, but when they do, they don't hold back. Beyonce made a whole movie to dispel a few rumors about her pre...

'I Raped Her Because She Belongs to Me'

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

This is the reality South African women face today. From the pedestal of Olympic glory to the leafy northern suburbs lurks the warped and brutal battering ram of violent men.

An Open Letter to Taylor Swift

Emily Timbol | Posted 03.10.2013 | Women
Emily Timbol

Love is not a feeling. Attraction is a feeling. Love is a choice.

Hundreds Of College Presidents Call For Tight Gun Control Laws

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

Hundreds of college presidents have signed an open letter to President Obama calling for tougher gun control laws and declaring their opposition to la...

The Greatest Man I Never Knew: An Open Letter to My 'Dad'

Victor Lopez | Posted 02.10.2013 | College
Victor Lopez

Other men in my life had taught me that walking away from responsibilities is to be expected. You have taught me that honor, love, persistence, patience and commitment are some of the traits that make a man a man.