If love is a radical force, then let your love flow.
Here are three radical love letter formats. To publish your own email a pdf or a jpg or both to email@example.com.
Letter to a (Newark) Jail
This is a love letter that Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a queer black woman from New Jersey who was raised to stand up for herself, wrote for the four black lesbians in Newark, New Jersey who are serving jail time for defending themselves from a homophobic attacker.
Use this as an example in your classroom/workshop/support group. For a pdf of this letter click here
If you’d like to send your letter directly to these sistas, please follow the instructions from FIERCE below:
You can also check out http://fiercenyc.org for more upcoming info.
At the moment we are receiving mail at Human Rights Watch for the four women, until they have a permanent address in prison. Their names are Terrain Dandridge, Patreese Johnson, Venice Brown, and Renata Hill.
Please address all letters: Newark 4
care of JESSICA STERN
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
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The Philosophical Love Letter: This letter was created by Marquetta Dupree about how a certain understanding of love can change the ways we experience life. What is love to you? How is love a social force that can respond to poverty, violence and pain? For a pdf of this letter click here
Love letter to the world:
This letter is by Diedra and states her love-learned vision for here relationship to the earth.
For a pdf of this letter click here