8/1/08: NYT Addendum

Jan’s Letter: Written vs Published


Jan’s Letter to the TIMES

     Here’s the link to Dana Kennedy’s article “An Impatient Sisterhood,” published in the New York Times on Sunday, June 2, 2002.  Some people spend a good portion of their lives writing letters to the NYT, & sometimes people write innumerable letters that never get published, but I had NEVER written a letter to the editors of the New York Times before…  So the fact that the NYT actually published my first (& only) letter to them continues to amaze me.

     In retrospect, I realize now that the editors of the NYT gave me courage when they published my letter; they helped me believe in myself & my voice.  I knew I had something important to say, & they made it easier for me to keep saying it (& saying it) to all who would listen.

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