open letter

News

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… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


Celebs

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? READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves. READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »


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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,… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


Celebs

 

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… READ MORE »


Celebs

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,… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »


News

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… READ MORE »


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