The Letter Q: A Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves is a captivating life changing read. In this book, we have an endless stream of queer writers explore what advice they would give a younger version of themselves. We get to see deep into the lives of what it was like to be different from a young age. Through stories of hardships and self-discovery, The Letter Q gives hope for a better future where one is not only happy with oneself but with those around them. This book brought me to tears multiple times by the vulnerability and transparency of the authors. Each author had separate battles—from mental illnesses to rejection—from their family. As a reader, we get to see hurt be transformed to art and the beauty of self-growth. Reading this book will make you feel like you are time traveling in the past and leave you self-reflecting on your own life. Offering advice from all walks of life, it gives insight to the authors’ secrets and comfort in diversity. Everyone’s journey is unique to themselves regardless of what they identify as. This book is a reminder to young queer teenagers that they are greater than the sum of their experiences.
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