Letters Anthology is an online project I started which connected women worldwide through the (almost) long lost art of letter writing, for the purpose of expression and expansion. It began mid 2017 with an online callout for contributions, and went live 1st January 2018.
Initially the theme of the letters were ‘A Letter to My Ex’, but to allow more creativity and self-expression I ended up relaxing the whole theme idea, which is why you’ll notice a few of the more recent letters aren’t to exes (people have written letters to their younger selves, their body, their daughter…)
It was wonderful to read the letters and experience the personality, soul and creativity of these remarkably different women all from different parts of the world. The project is currently on hiatus, but I’d love it to return one day. Preferably with payment for contributors.
I love all of the pieces which ended up on the site (otherwise they wouldn’t be there!) but if you only have time for a couple, here are some suggestions:
A Letter to Peter: A loving piece by Viktoria Rendes on the last part of her husband’s journey before his passing, and life without him.
Bongs in the Shower: An incredible piece on a woman who shifted her life around from shooting up drugs with her controlling boyfriend, to eventually lead a life she’s quite proud of. The author chose to be anonymous for this one.
November 29: I love the simplicity of this story. I also found the analogy of the breakup compared with the car crash quite powerful. I thought that Louise (who chose not to include her last name) really shared a lot of herself in this piece.
I could just keep going and list them all, because I truly didn’t include any that I didn’t find beautiful, clever or moving in some way.
You can have a look at the project here.