Dear _____ ,
I’ll write to you.
Open Letter to Barbers
by Jerry Wang
Some things in life are just out of my hands. So this is out of yours too.
Dear Duke Student
by Christine Wei
I hear you. I see you. I feel for everyone who’s ever posted or frequented the You’re Not Alone page. I know how Duke culture can break you down and make you question everything.
Dear Younger Me
You bemoan that life is only going to get harder, and, in some ways, you’re right. However, that’s no reason to quit – life is a beautiful mess. If I could, I would wrap my arms around you, and tell you that it’s all going to be ok.
Dear Future Self
Dear future self, write a book. One day, those journals you fill with pieces of yourself will beg to be written on nicer paper.
I hope you hurt. I hope the things you’ve done keep you up at night.
by Sophia Parvizi-Wayne
Expertise is power Susie. It makes you right. It makes you credible. It makes us believe you. That’s the problem these days Susie. Everyone's an expert.
by Rachael Lau
You whooped my ass in scrabble last week. (“you may go to duke but you aren’t that smart.”)
Dear Freshman Me
by Reeya Gupta
Honestly, there is no perfect way to do college.
Dear Big Sister
by Mathilda Christensson
You make up my foundations. I always feel stronger and more self-assured in your presence (which is largely now via FaceTime video).
Dear Past Self
by Priyanka Purohit
Love, Current Self