Prepare to be moved, surprised, and inspired as host Janet Gallin helps guests from all walks of life express themselves in letters that support, thank, or set things straight. Always enlightening, often cathartic, these are conversations you won’t want to miss.
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Barbara writes to her departed parents to tell them about the son who came back into her life 40 years after she gave him up for adoption.
Darren yoga teacher and author of Hearts & Minds: Talking to Christians About Homosexuality, writes to his brother in gratitude for his emotional generosity.
Jill reads the letter she wrote to herself, in which she congratulates herself for her bravery in overcoming her fears and following the “still, small voice” of intuition.
SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy), author of Glad No Matter What: Transforming Change and Loss Into Gift and Opportunity, talks about her 250 jobs, a personal crisis, and plans to write to Mr. Boggs, her childhood mentor.
Gina, mother of three sons in their 20s writes to her 6 year old son, a late treasure in her life.
Saundra, a trafficking caseworker, talks about her life in prostitution and addiction and writes to her mother.
Noah writes fan letters to his personal heroes, Frederick Douglass (American abolitionist and women’s suffragist) and Charles Sumner (advocate for freedom for all Americans).
Ana reads a love letter describing her one and only meeting with her birth mother just hours before her birth mother’s death.
Miryum writes to the matchmaker who found her the exact right man.
Mark, following a successful kidney donation, writes to the birth mother he has never met.
Scott lists some of the 110 things he loves about his wife.
Rita Abrams, former teacher and writer of the 1970 hit song “Mill Valley,” reads fan letters and writes to a college professor who changed her life.
Andrew, author of East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, writes to his beloved former teacher and mentor
Jallen, author of Ex-Gay No Way writes to a professor who mentored him and restored a sense of ease with people in his parents’ generation.
Iris writes to one of her best friends, her now-closed store, Fillamento