Dear You By Julia Mercado Dear You, You are the one who never washed your hair, wore the same sweater…
Our Unofficial Correspondences collection features letters written by Girls Write Now mentees and mentors to each other, their former selves, and the world at large. As you read and watch these intimate works, consider the fateful letters you have received and written in your life. To whom would you write your next letter?
We have spoken so much about our relationships with our mothers that it only seemed natural we would both write letters to them that express our fond memories and wishes.
Inspired by Rilke’s Letters To A Young Poet, Letters To A Young Poetess is the feminized and updated homage by Kiki Tom and Gabriella Calabia. Beginning a written correspondence upon being paired as mentor and mentee, the two delve into sharing thoughts, questions and feelings about writing and what it takes to share one’s voice.
After reading the poetic correspondence between Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón entitled “Envelopes of Air,” we decided to write poetic letters to one another, which naturally interrogated our feelings and thoughts during a pandemic.
This piece is dedicated to my younger self who deserves the recognition for keeping her head high through all the downfalls presented throughout her life. With all my faults and mistakes, yesterday’s me is still me.
If you are someone who struggles to write and are in need of motivation, take a few minutes to read my letter dedicated to you. Yes, you!
I know you hold yourself up on a pedestal, but nothing you say is ever so profound.
My teacher told my classmates and I that white privilege doesn’t exist. This is my open letter to him.
Dear Kanye, nine days ago I called financial offices of the colleges I applied to. Told them I had to submit my FAFSA without parental information….