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Founder & Author Gina L. Mulligan
Letters are sacred mementos we lovingly save in decorative boxes. Yet the gentle beauty of a hand-written letter seems hidden in our age of text messages and emails. After working for five years on a novel comprised entirely of letters, I felt connected to what I consider the lost art of letter writing. However, not until I was diagnosed with breast cancer did I understand that a few words on paper were more than just a keepsake. A hand-written letter is a gift with the ultimate power to heal.
Having just turned 40 and in the throes of writing my novel, being told I had cancer was a shock. But it wasn’t the day of my diagnosis that changed my life. The true change came a few weeks later when I started receiving well wishes. I received over 200 letters, mostly from friend of friends. The letters said I was already a hero without telling me I needed to try a special diet or exercise plan.
I was touched by the letters and began wondering if other breast cancer patients were receiving this special form of support. After I won my battle with breast cancer, I knew just what I had to do.
Starting Girls Love Mail was one of those AHA moments. Anyone with a desire to encourage a woman can write a letter. Letter writers of all ages and from across the country are joining us. I hope you will too! 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, Founder