Dear Me: Letters To Our Younger Selves On National Coming Out Day

Today we are celebrating National Coming Out Day and we’re celebrating by playing disco and dancing at Babylon. OK, no. We decided against that plan. There’s always next year.

The book The Letter Q asked queer writers to pen a letter to their younger selves to offer advice, humor, perspective, and hope for the kids that they were because they certainly weren’t the only ones who could use a few words of encouragement. We loved the idea so much that we decided to contribute a few more letters. To honor today and the coming out right of passage it celebrates, we asked the AfterEllen writers and some other friends of the site to contribute her own letter to her younger self. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I have.