Here you will read a collection of voices - these voices are those of Ally, guest writers of the foundation and individual pieces.These touching and honest submissions form the Dear My Sister project; a project whereby we offer an opportunity to write to our seventeen year old self asks - if you knew then what you know now, what would you say?
Our words can often be the key to acceptance, be it our own or a total strangers. The task of putting pen to paper can be as liberating a journey as finding a dear friend to chat with, who loves you unconditionally and without judgement. To write a letter can be the next best release to showing up at a friends door, often a substitute to a type of closeness, that technology or geography will not allow for. The words poured into a letter can be kept in a shoe-box to the person it was meant for, or a ‘go-to’ reminder when in search of encouragement or inspiration.
A letter can be our way of exploring ourselves when talking has been exhausted. A letter can be a place of forgiveness.
Dear My Sister,
It has taken me a while to get here, but I am now ready to share with you what has been my story. I hope your journey is not too painful, but with my words you may find some comfort.
………….. With Love,
The beginning and the ending will always remain the same, but Dear My Sister is your letter where change can happen.
What would you tell your teenage self if given the chance?
What words of advice would you offer someone who feels alone out there, searching for answers?
What have you discovered is the key to living with the realities and truths of MRKH?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to submit your letter to Dear My Sister. Letters can be signed off with your name or anonymously, with 'your sister.'