A Letter to Women Around the World

As you may or may not know, March 8th marks International Women’s Day for 2018, a day of celebrating women around the world.

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back.” – Unknown

Today I have seen many variations of this quote, one that resonates with me a lot because without the women in my life, I would not be who I am today.

So this is a thank you letter.

Thank you to the women that fought for our right to vote.

Thank you to the women that are defying stereotypes, both cultural and gender norms.

Thank you to the women who are making and have made major strides in politics, law, science, math and business.

Thank you to the women who are speaking out and speaking up.

Personally, thank you to my sister, who has been my best friend since the day she was born.

Finally, thank you to my mom, for being my first and biggest role model. The long talks at our kitchen table that taught me more than I could ever learn in a classroom.

To all the women and girls out there; thank you so much. Without all of you, who would run the world?


A Letter to the Internet

Dear Internet,

Lately you have been in many major topics of discussion, and mostly the cause of many topics of discussion. I am writing you this letter based on events over the past few years and the years to come.

A request I would like to address is: please stop making stupid people famous.

It’s great that people can lip sync and start Twitter feuds with each other, but those things aren’t going to help with what is happening in the real world right now.

Make those who want to create change famous, talk about the people that are doing good in this world. Some need inspiration in their lives to start making changes, and the people that you promote can inspire them greatly.

You have the power to connect people from Canada to Japan, from Brazil to France. Use that ability for good and share with us what really matters, instead of petty gossip and trivial matters.

Thank you, Sarah Hesp

A Letter to Autocorrect

Dear Autocorrect,

I know it is okay to make misteaks.

Mistakes help you learn. Without them everyone would be perfect, and what fun is a world filled with perfect human beings? There would be no new discoveries, no lessons learned.

So mistakes are good, mistakes are okay.

The thing is, sometimes there is no room for errors. For example, in an essay that will be marked by a teacher, or in an important text to your friend or family member.

Well, I obviously want a “carrier” in writing, I totally mean “coin dance” and I am very “prude” of this letter so far.

Thank you autocorrect, for making mistakes for me.

Sincerely, Sarah Hesp

PS. I know I spelled my name right, and so does everyone else.