I’ve started reading The Letter Q, by Sarah Moon and James Lecesne, It’s a collection of letters written by GLBTQ authors to their younger selves, offering advice and encouragement, especially concerning their sexuality. It really got me thinking about what I might say to my own teenage self, who grappled privately with attractions to girls and women, who dated boys and men rather unenthusiastically because there didn’t appear to be any other viable option. Turns out, there was lots I wanted to say. I started writing today and it just poured out. I’ve put it up as an essay on my writer’s website:
This was a great exercise for me, and I’d like to encourage anyone, whether they consider themselves a writer or not, to do something similar. And if you feel like sharing, I’d love to read it.