open letter

This Open Letter ‘Trumps’ All Other Open Letters

Brandon Stanton, the creator of the Humans Of New York books and all those super long Facebook posts that your friends share, wrote an open letter to Donald Trump yesterday that has since gone viral. I’m a bit over all of these “open letters” personally, but when the post appeared in my feed and I noticed that… More »


Dear Rutgers University: How Could You Cancel The “Politicizing Beyonce” Course?!

As a Black woman and college graduate, I want to stress the importance of having classes that connect women of color to their struggle, allowing them to form critical opinions of the societal structure pervasively recreated by media and culture. More »


An Open Letter To The Owners Of Certe Pizza, Makers Of The Racist “Pik-A-Nika” Pizza

The immense “success” of this offensive pizza and the subsequent support from mostly white customers allows for a rare glimpse into the pervasive nature of racism rampant throughout the “liberal” East Coast and even more specifically New York City. More »


(Trans) Woman (Of Color) To (White, Super Rich, Celebrity Trans) Woman: An Open Letter To Caitlyn Jenner

The question that everyone is asking me these days is, “What do you think about Caitlyn Jenner?” But what I want to know is: what do you think of me? More »


An Open Letter To Kim Lute About Her “Problem With Black Women”

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves. More »


Fellow Model Rips Kendall Jenner A New One In Scathing Open Letter

Kendall Jenner is easily on her way to surpassing Kim as the most popular Kardashian sister. In the last year alone, Kendall has walked several Fashion Week catwalks, appeared in her own Vogue spread, was offered a job as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and became the face of Estee Lauder. But according to fellow model… More »


An Open Letter Of Apology To Lea DeLaria AKA “Big Boo” From “Orange Is The New Black”

Dear Lea,

I sit here at my desk, head hung low with shame, as I write this apology to you “the morning after.” I don’t know if it was the free food and booze that brought us together, or if it was purely fate, but whatever it was, I wish I could hit… More »


An Open Letter To The People Who Decided “American Horror Story” Should Air At 10PM

Dear People Who Decided “American Horror Story” Should Air At 10 p.m.,

First, let me begin this letter as a thank you note for providing us fantastic entertainment and a weekly dose of Jessica Lange since October of 2011. Every season of your mini-series has been compelling, addictive and straight up scary, as… More »


An Open Letter To The White Teachers Who Wore NYPD T-Shirts To School, Despite Being Told Not To

Dear PS 220 White Teachers Who Wore NYPD T-Shirts To School,

It must have seemed like a fantastic idea when, despite warnings from from the United Federation of Teachers, you all donned NYPD shirts and crowded in front of a camera for a smirking group portrait. Through this lens, which is conspicuously White,… More »


An Open Letter To All My Full-Length Jeans

Dear Jeans,

I’m sure you’ve sensed a bit of an ominous cloud settling over your part of the closet. Perhaps you’ve seen the scraps of denim littering the floor of my bedroom. Or maybe you’ve noticed that your comrades are starting to return to the jean pile as mere shadows of their former… More »


An Open Letter To Cunnilingus (About Why We’re Probably Never Going To Be Friends)

Dear Cunnilingus,

This is a difficult letter to write. But it has to be said. I’ve been struggling with my feelings about you for a long time now. I wasn’t sure how to express it all clearly and carefully, without hurting you. No one ever wants to hear that they’re not the cat’s… More »


An Open Letter To The Young Women Gossiping On The Subway

Dear Young Women On My Subway Car Yesterday,

I remember high school, a small world in which everyone feels like a character in an epic drama.  A place where peers pass judgement and share hearsay as entertainment. Where few consider the appropriateness or repercussions of their conversations. Yesterday, the two of you stood… More »


An Open Letter To My Pregnant Friends I Refused To Be Happy For

Dear formerly pregnant friends,

I know this is way, way overdue on my part — but I really owe you an apology for how I reacted when you excitedly told me you were going to be a mom. The minute “I’m pregnant!” came out of your mouth, I saw the look of pure… More »


An Open Letter To My Fantasy Girlfriend, CMA Awards Co-Host Carrie Underwood

 

Dear Fantasy Girlfriend Carrie Underwood,

I want to preface this letter by letting you know that I am not a lesbian, nor do I plan on experimenting with women any time soon. With that said, I would certainly not kick you out of bed. In fact, you’re up there on… More »


Sinead O’Connor Pens Fifth Open Letter To Miley Cyrus Demanding Apology

Sinead O’Connor isn’t giving up until she gets an apology out of Miley Cyrus for poking fun at her mental health issues. Miley responded to Sinead’s first open letter by dismissively comparing the singer to Amanda Bynes. Sinead’s latest letter implores the pop singer to “apologise [sic] for the mocking of any person who sought help,… More »


Sufjan Stevens Pens His Own Open Letter To Miley Cyrus

But don’t worry! It’s not because he’s worried about her prostituting herself, or that she’s using Black women and little people as props in her act, or that she’s not practicing proper tongue hygiene. No, the singer-songwriter is concerned about Miley’s grammar:
Dear Miley.

I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great… More »


Sinead O’Connor Writes A Long, Intense Letter To Miley Cyrus, Miley Responds By Comparing Sinead To Amanda Bynes [UPDATED]

Miley Cyrus opened a can of worms when she told Rolling Stone that her “Wrecking Ball” video was inspired by the Sinead O’Connor classic, “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Naturally, this inspired the outspoken singer to pen a thousand-word missive to Miley and post it on her website. In true O’Connor fashion, her open letter cuts… More »


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Respectfully Requests That Customers Stop Bringing Guns Into His Stores

Just days after 12 people were killed in the Washington Navy Yard shootings, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz penned an open letter to his customers respectfully requesting that they no longer bring guns into their 7,000 coffee shops. The company, which had previously supported by local “open carry” laws, has reversed its stance on firearms due… More »


An Open Letter To Starbucks’ Salad Bowls

Dear Starbucks,

Damn you! You made me love you. I’ve been consciously resisting you since the late ’90s, when your chains starting popping up everywhere, putting my favorite high school coffee shop — Seattle Espresso — out of business. At first, I hated you on principle. I was young and idealistic and my… More »


An Open Letter To The Man Who Sent Me Unsolicited D**k Pics,

Dear I’m Too Kind To Use Your Real Name,

I am writing this letter because I’m hoping I can prevent you from ever sending another unsolicited picture of your naked penis to another human being again for the rest of your life. When I clicked on an email in my inbox with the… More »


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