MN Year In Review: Our 10 Best Open Letters

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6. AN OPEN LETTER TO MEN SUFFERING FROM LIGHT-SKINNED, LONG HAIR SYNDROME: I’M NOT FLATTERED

Usually, when I meet a guy, the first question he asks is, “What are you?” As I groan inwardly but pleasantly smile outwardly, I typically respond by saying, “I’m from Queens.” This is a perfectly accurate statement, and describes me more precisely than my African American and Latina roots. That response usually prompts the world’s other most invasive question, “Is that your real hair?” With a matter of fact response, I reply: “No, its #499 at the beauty shop,” but that’s an entirely different story for another day…Read more.

7. An Open Letter To Men Who Spit All The Time: WTF Is Going On In Your Mouth?!

I’d like to start out by thanking the man walking toward me on East 33rd between Fifth and Madison who spit at my feet just as we crossed paths on my way to lunch today. Before then I had no idea what I’d be writing about, then voilà: inspiration. So, nasty yuck mouth spit at a stranger’s feet, no manner’s having, rude man, this one is for you….Read more.

8. I’M DONE TALKING: AN OPEN LETTER TO MY EX ON WHY I’M FINISHED DISCUSSING THE PAST

Dear Ex,

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a quote that almost jumped off of my iPhone screen and slapped me in my face. The tweet read: “If you still talk about it, you still care about it. Stop giving life to dead things.” I stared at it for a while as I allowed the words to penetrate my psyche. It was truth staring dead at me on an illuminated LCD screen. A barrage of images and old conversations began to clutter my mind as I thought of all that had taken place since we called it quits. I quickly retweeted the quote adding my own “note to self.”…Read more.

9. AN OPEN LETTER TO WOMEN WHO GET DRESSED UP AND GO TO LOUNGES TO STAND AROUND AND MEAN MUG: STAY HOME!

Is it just me, or do a lot of women these days seem to walk around with a chip on their shoulder? And not a bitter chip (I hate the B-word), but a “I-think-I’m-too-cute-and-you-need-to-worship-me-in this-bish” chip. I know I’m not the only person who has noticed this, and it’s most noticeable at a lounge on a Saturday night in New York City…Read more.

10. AN OPEN LETTER TO MY SINGLE SISTAHS: YOU CAN’T TURN A MAN-SLORE INTO A HUSBAND

Dear Single Sistahs,

I am writing this letter to my Single Sistahs who are in a monogamous relationship, those who are engaged or desire to be married, those who are in the beginning stages of a relationship, those who are in a monogamous relationship with potential for marriage, and especially to those who believe they have the influence and power to change a man…Read more.

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