Thank you for your curiosity about Girls Love Mail. The goal of Girls Love Mail is to give the gift of a hand-written letter to a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Anyone with a story to share or desire to encourage another woman can write a letter. You begin with “Dear Friend” or “Dear Sister” and write from the heart. Once your letter is ready, send it to Girls Love Mail. We will then distribute the letters via appropriate physician offices, support groups, and cancer centers.
Girls Love Mail really began when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. I was working on my epistolary novel From Across the Room, a novel comprised entirely of letters. While undergoing treatment and writing letters for the book, I received over 200 letters and cards. Many of the cards were filled with personal stories and well wishes from people I had never met. Their letters were uplifting. I’m fortunate to have such a wonderful support system, but what about the breast cancer patients who aren’t so lucky? Are their mailboxes empty? Are they suffering alone? Starting Girls Love Mail was one of those AHA moments.
In this modern age, we’ve forgotten that letters are precious gifts with the power to delight and heal. All it takes is a little of your time and the cost of a stamp. I know what receiving letters meant to me. I encourage you to give it a try and see how much writing one will mean to you.
Gina L. Mulligan