Social Issues June 4, 2012
"Love Yourself": Queer Writers' Notes To Their Younger Selves

What if you could go back in time and talk to yourself when you were younger? Would you reassure yourself about the way things end up, or offer words of encouragement for your younger self? And would you maybe take the opportunity to poke gentle fun at younger you? For the purposes of a new book called 'The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves', 64 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender authors and illustrators took that imaginative journey, telling their earlier selves what they wish they'd known back then.

This video, created to promote the book, features some of those authors sharing what they've learned with their younger selves. Check it out below:

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