Dear Parents of college-attending son/daughtr,
Please stop expecting the staff at the career services office to "make" your child pick a major from which s/he will "get" a "good job." College isn't about making money. It is about helping your child find authentic interests, explore life-sustaining passions, learning how to problem-solve, embrace the unfamiliar, honor the expanse of human experience, negotiate conflict and disappointment, build resiliency, advocate for self. Relax Mom and Dad: s/he'll find a job..and it may not be what you dreamed for them, but their college is not for you. It is not something you can architect. It is uniquely theirs to use to launch a life THEY will live.
Sincerely, The Career Counselor (not the 'placement person')
Please become free. That would be great
Sincerely, broke kid who works all the time.
Dear Worldwide customers of Retail outlets including Fast Food.,
Please note, that the people behind the register or counter have absolutely nothing to do with prices of merchandise.
Sincerely, Every Retail and Fast Food Worker in the World.
Dear "Are you on your Period?,
I Started my day waking up in a pool of blood, is that how you would like me to end yours?
Please stop auto-starting videos as I am scrolling past.
Sincerely, If I want to watch them I will click.
Dear self-righteous prudes,
Please realize that the oft-quoted phrase "don't judge a book by its cover" applies to you as well. I don't call you demeaning and sexist names when you come to school with a ponytail and no makeup; why do you bully me for wearing leather and dark makeup? I am my own person and I have worth. My potential for success is not and never will be indicated by my choices of clothing.
Sincerely, a goth kid who wants equal opportunities and an end to appearance-based discrimination.
Dear people who get mad if I say black as opposed to African American,
I know I'm not black, but I find this to be more correct. These people are not from Africa anymore, they have been living here for generations and I think that black would be more correct.
Sincerely, someone who's friends with a black, British-American
Dear obese people,
The concepts of "thin privilege" and "fatphobia" are ridiculous. Discrimination based on weight is different from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc. Weight is something you can actually control, it's not an inherent part of you. And it's perfectly reasonable to judge people based on their lifestyle choices.
Sincerely, an overweight person who isn't a victim
Dear Boy Scouts,,
Please stop teaching boys that gay people are aliens.
Sincerely, just let them in
Dear Best guy friend that I have a crush on,
When I said that I had to go ask my Dad if he woul fix me ice cream, you asked why. When I told it was because of my meal plan, you asked why you couldn't for me. Then you were surprised that none of my other friends had ever offered to do that for me. You have no idea how touching that was.
Sincerely, you're recovering anorexic best friend who loves you even more now.
Please stop judging me for having a housekeeper. My parents work long hours and can afford it, so why shouldn't they pay someone to clean for them? They're able to relax, and the housekeeper gets a well-paying job.
Sincerely, everybody wins
Dear girls everywhere,
Please stop complaining about whether your boobs aren't big enough or are too big or that you aren't happy with them. At least they're healthy.
Sincerely, a girl with breast cancer.
Dear best guy friend,
I love you so much. You are the older brother I never had. You're always there to listen to me whine, but you'll call me out on my bullshit when I need to be put in my place. You make a fantastic pillow, and I'll always return the favor. Even though I've only known you for seven or eight years, you know me better than my own parents do. So thank you for understanding that "no," doesn't mean "I hate you."
Sincerely, the girl you asked out in high school and befriended when I turned you down.
Dear girl at my school,
Please stop telling me that your relationship with your boyfriend is better than my relaionship with my boyfriend simply because yours is a theater kid and mine is on the football team and what you call a "dumb jock". He has a 4.0 and we love each other. He is my best friend.
Sincerely, every relationship is different and special. One can not be better than another