Maya Angelou writes a letter to her younger self

In continuation of the theme of home and belonging, explored a little in my earlier post on Jeanette Winterson, I came across a beautiful letter from Maya Angelou, on the reliably inspirational Brainpickings, written to her younger self. Angelou's letter reminds the reader that no matter how bad things can go in life, there is always a … Continue reading Maya Angelou writes a letter to her younger self

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Letter from a daughter, written 1725

Part of my day job involves combing through archives for digital cataloging and I don't often stumble upon many handwritten documents, but every blue moon or so, I do. That is why I'm excited to be sharing this letter preserved from 1725. The letter is written by the early American poet Jane Colman Turell (1708-1735) … Continue reading Letter from a daughter, written 1725