Everything that relates to letter writing grabs my interest. So when I heard about “The Letter Project,” I wanted to learn more. My friend, Adam Schwartz, put me in touch with Sally Pearson (pictured above) and that is how I discovered this women-supporting-each-other effort with encouraging letters at the core. The project is happily gaining support on many college campuses in the U.S.
Whitney Saxon, the project’s founder, is a 20-something life coach who specializes “in helping girls & women become more confident in who they are and where they’re going in life.”
Through emails we had the following interview…
Carol: What inspired you to begin this project?
Whitney: “This cause is personal to me because every girl, no matter her background, has dealt with feelings of insecurity. After years of watching women, as well as myself, struggle with the same questions (Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Am I smart enough? Am I doing enough?) I decided I wanted to create a movement that could answer those questions. I want our recipients to be inundated with the idea that they are good enough, right now, just as they are. “
Carol: How can letters reach out more than any other method?