This is a listener participation project that will be available during Season 3. I am inviting survivors to write a letter to their r*pist or abuser and then send it to me. It's is my hope that this will help others with catharsis and closure. I want you to feel heard and to have control over the way that you're heard. Write your letter and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the podcast website. In the subject of the email write your instructions:
1. "Read in episode" - this means that I will read your letter aloud in a special episode of Finding OK at the end of Season 3. This episode will likely be in November or December and I will be posting the date before it published so everyone has a heads up. After reading your letter in the episode I will burn it.
2. "Read and burn" - this means that I will read your letter myself. I will not share it in the episode or with any other living soul. I will read your letter so that someone hears you and holds your truth. After reading your letter I will burn it.
3. "Burn unread" - this means I will not read your letter. I will burn it along with the other letters but take care not to read the private words that you have written.
All of the letters I receive will be burned together in a small ritual that honors and releases. I may livestream that burning ritual so that people can watch if they wish to. Details on any livestream that happens will be shared here, on social media, and in the podcast beforehand. Following me on social media and listening to the updates during the wrap up of each podcast episode is the best way to stay informed.
For legal reasons I will be bleeping or omitting last names of abusers if you share them in your "read in episode" letter. I will only use your first name if you include it.
If you include a personal message to me in your letter I promise I will respond! Things have been very difficult for me personally lately and I've been running very low on spoons. I read every message and I will get back to you. Please know that I hear you and I love you.
I don't have a solid cut off date for entries yet but I will be publicizing it when I'm sure of what it is. For now I will say that getting your letter to me by the end of November would be best.
Please feel free to share this project with anyone you think would be interested.
Your letter can be whatever you want it to be. Zero judgement. You can send something short even if you just want to have something to burn with other listeners. This is for you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions as always.