A letter to my past or future self

September 30, 2016

Dear past Alex,

Listen up because I don’t have a lot of time, you grow up to be VERY important in the future so moments of peace and quiet among the responsibility and decision making are few and far between. Just kidding, you’ve shunned the conventional 9 to 5 in favou...

September 21, 2016

Dear past Morgan,

Way back, long before the days of understanding social constructs, stereotypes and the need to conform to them you received a bike for your 4th birthday. Not just any bike, but the bike of your 4-year- old dreams. It was purple with white tyres, traini...

September 8, 2016

A letter to Adelaide at age 35,

I’m sorry for interrupting your cheese and wine night with your significant other. I know you bought fancy red wine that you matched with your fancy French cheese and are using fancy silver cheese knives and drinking from fancy wine glass...

August 31, 2016

Dear past Anna,

It’s going to be ok. People keep telling you this will be the best thing you’ve ever done in your life and I promise you they’re right. In fact they might even be under selling it. You will love this more than anything you’ve ever done and become such a...

August 31, 2016

Dear Past Mark

I started this letter thinking of things I wanted to warn you about. Things that would’ve kept you safe and comfortable. Am I a bad person for not wanting to tell you? For understanding that you, at 14 or 15, will have to go through some terrible stuff...

August 31, 2016

Dear 12-year-old Ally,

I would like to start this off by telling you to chill the fuck out. Nobody is looking at those pimples cascading down your cheeks and although the boys stare at your tits, they are not staring because they find them gross, they are staring becaus...

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A letter to my first crush

July 1, 2016

Dear Barbie,

I know this letter comes at a particularly difficult time for you with the whole body positivity movement forcing you to alter everything that made you, you. I know that I didn’t really give you the proper send-off you deserve and hopefully they managed to...

June 3, 2016

Dear Max #1 & Max #2,

Max One and I were playground soul mates. He lived with his grandma in the white unit on the corner, opposite the playground. The train would travel back and forth across the concrete wall, pulling into Patterson station and towering over the road...

June 3, 2016

Dear John… 

It seems like a lifetime ago that I pined after you so fiercely. So many important loves have come and gone since you, but you’ll always be my first. My first crush. My first husband.

Perhaps you won’t know this is even about you, I mean our relationship was...

June 2, 2016

Dear James,

I'm convinced it's because of you that all of my relationships have been burdened, heavy and short lived. You pigeon-holed me into a life of bad dating karma at the age of six, but how could I resist those glaring baby blues and your milky blonde hair (I'm s...

June 2, 2016

**Content Warning: This article discusses domestic violence.** 

Dear Johnny Depp,

Mrs. Depp. That's what I used to write on my school books. Ever since I saw the first Pirates of the Caribbean film I became completely and dramatically obsessed with my very first crush, y...

June 1, 2016

To My First Crush,

Are you doing well? I know it’s only been a few days since I’ve seen you but I always make sure to check. If it weren’t for my friend, your girlfriend, then we wouldn’t be where we are now. That’s a good thing by the way. I’m happy knowing you’re ha...

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