Dear Other Customers,
Yes, you saw me at the store with my baby girl. Yes, I am only nineteen years old. Yes, she is my baby- I'm not a babysitter or a friend. I was not forced, or drugged, or even raped. It was of my own will, and I did the wrong thing. However, my daughter is not a mistake, and I will not address her as such. I am to be blamed, but now is not the time for me to regret. Now is the time for me to raise my amazing daughter. I have moved on. Will you?
Sincerely, a Mother
Dear "Snape was born a slytherin but died a true Gryffindor",
No, he was born a slytherin and died a slytherin.
Sincerely, Gryffindors don't deserve all the credit you know.
I didn't hate him because he looked like James. I hated him because he could have been ours. I loved him for the same reason.
We've never met, probable never will again, but thank you for not freaking out when I ran up to you crying and gave you a hug in the airport.
Sincerely, My brother didn't come back...
I have a life too, you know.
Sincerely, rape victim who won't carry a baby for nine months
Dear Abusive Ex Boyfriend,
Please be careful when you "come back to finish the job". I learned jujitsu since the night you mercilessly beat me. And I can't wait to use it on you.
Sincerely, Not scared of you anymore.
I think a man wearing a helmet protecting his country should be paid more than a man wearing a helmet protecting a football.
Sincerely, one's more important than the other.
Dear caring friends,
Please understand that, although I appreciate your advice, "just be happy" is not going to work. Would you tell a diabetic to "just produce insulin".
Sincerely, Depression is a chemical imbalance, not a character flaw
Please stop trying to define whether or not your body is adequate by what men prefer. You are more than an object for our sexual desires. It shouldn't even matter what "real men" like, because "real women" are not defined solely by the preferences of men.
Sincerely, Male Feminist
Please remember, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from the consequences of your speech.
Thank you so much for nominating my autistic brother for prom king. He is filled with happiness.
Sincerely, oh, and thanks to the head cheerleader who asked him out to prom!
Dear real best friends,
Thank you for not freaking out when I told you I've never had a boyfriend before, for never trying to play "matchmaker" on me, for not assuming that I am a lesbian because I didn't get my first crush until I was 16, and for telling me to wait and make sure it's the right guy.
Sincerely, your 18 year old, single, very appreciative friend.
I will not magically want kids when I'm older, I don't owe you an explanation, and I am under no obligation to provide babies to my future husband, parents, or anyone else.
Sincerely, Childfree and staying that way
Dear J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins,
Thank you. Thank you so, so much for being better than other authors, and making your female characters just as strong as the boys.
Sincerely, Harry Potter and Hunger Games fan forever.