Abby Cronin, Campus Courier
Location: University of Cincinnati
Job: interior Design Student/Design Intern
Could not live without: Coffee and Prayer :)
Why she wanted to be part of the Letter Project: As soon as I heard about The Letter Project, I knew that this was the opportunity I had been searching for to be a part of something greater then myself. The world has so many stereotypes of what 'the perfect woman' is, but there is no perfect woman, we are all beautifully flawed.
I love that this is an organization rooted in faith and that it encourages girls and women to be their best selves. The power of positivity is so real!!
Allie Ellison, City Courier
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Job: Sr. Research Analyst, Deltek
Could not live without: My family & coffee!
Why she wanted to be part of The Letter Project: The letter project speaks to my heart. I strongly believe in the mission of building up girls as they grow into women and empowering women to be their best selves. As women, we need to empower each other and the letter project facilitates that and builds a network of strong women!
Annika Nelson, Campus Courier
Location: Indiana University
Job: Business Student
Could not live without: Salad bar and pajamas
Why she wanted to be a part of The Letter Project: There is something special about receiving a handwritten letter when you are going through a hard time. Over the years, my friends and I have written letters here and there to each other during tough times. The impact of those letters was amazing!! I love being a part of an organization that can spread the feeling of acceptance, support, and love to girls all over the world.
Anastasia Huffman, City Courier
Name: Anastasia Huffman
Location: San Antonio, TX
Job: Odd Job Extraordinaire (Admin, Childcare, Woodworking)
One thing she could not live without: A Ponytail Holder- Texas is HOT!!
Why she wanted to be part of The Letter Project: I want to be a part of The Letter Project because I wish there was something like the letter project when I was younger. I love being able to send a glimmer of love to these young ladies.
Anna Williams, City Courier
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Job: Senior Associate, Eli Lilly and Company
Could not live without: Ice cream... I have a ridiculous addition.
Why she wanted to be part of The Letter Project: As an avid letter writer (I still have a pen pal today!) I believe PTLO letters have the opportunity to truly change a person's life, not just in a moment but as something one can return to for encouragement time and time again.
Brea Neri, City Courier
Location: Washington, D.C.
Job: Senior Manager, Communications, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Could Not Live Without: My family, my little tuxedo kitty, Jack, and ice cream!
Why she wanted to be part of The Letter Project: When I first learned about the Letter Project, I immediately knew I wanted to get involved. The concept resonated with me because I believe strongly in the power of women helping women as well as the power of positivity. It's a seemingly small gesture that can make a huge impact on the recipient. I'm thankful that I can be a part of something bigger than myself and pay it forward through the Letter Project.
Courtney Smith, City Courier
Job: Stay at home mom and group exercise instructor
One thing she could not live without: Fresh air!
Why she wanted to be a part of the letter project: I believe so wholeheartedly in the vision and mission of The Letter Project. There have been so many times when I have felt a little alone or misunderstood or down, and if I could have received letters of encouragement in those times, I know my heart would have been lifted. I believe creating a tribe of women supporting and loving each other is one of the most influential and positive things we can do! I am so thankful to be a part of this vision!
Dana Lester, City Courier
Location: Portland, OR
Job: Wellness Program Coordinator at Quality Health Solutions
Cannot live without: My dog, he is the cutest, most annoying little partner-in-crime. He's rowdy, snugly, and fluffy!
Why she wanted to be part of the Letter Project: I am passionate about raising women up, and encouraging others to be their best self. As I grew older, I became aware of the barriers women put on themselves as well as what society puts on us. I want to encourage, build confidence and remind women that WE ARE AMAZING, and we can accomplish anything.
Location: Santa Monica, California
Could not live without: SUNSHINE! I love being in the sun, it makes me happy.
Why she wanted to be part of The Letter Project: PTLO holds a dear place in my heart and I can really connect with its mission. I wish when I was going through my tough years there was a group of women like The Letter Project to help me through the rough times.
Emily Camarato, Campus Courier
Location: Kent State University
Job: Fashion Merchandising/Fashion Media Student
Could Not Live Without: Books (especially poetry!!), Starbucks coffee, my two Persian cats, and my AMAZING support system (all of my best friends, sisters, and family!)♡
Why I wanted to be a part of TLP: I am extremely positive and LOVE making other people smile/laugh! When I heard about this BEAUTIFUL organization from my best friend, I had to get involved. This was exactly what our campus needed! There is nothing better than girl power!! I absolutely love how simple words of kindness and encouragement can be so powerful. I truly hope this chapter can help brighten some lives around our community and all over the world.
Jessica Schwab, Campus Courier
Location: Ohio University
Job: Radiation Therapy student
Couldn’t Live Without: Coffee & Netflix
Why I wanted to be part of the Letter Project: I joined TLP because it is very near and dear to my heart. My goal is to create a positive atmosphere for women on college campuses all over the nation. I truly believe that "we rise by rising others"
Kaitlin Meyer, City Courier
Location: Chicago, IL
Job: Client Development & Sales at CME Group
Could not live without: My family
Why she wanted to be part of The Letter Project: Every girl out there should know how awesome and loved they are!
Kayla Justice, City Courier
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Job: Law Enforcement
Could not live without: My puppy
Why she wanted to be part of The Letter Project: To make an impact on girls of all ages; to show them that they were born beautiful and can do and be anything they want!
Maria Racadio, Campus Courier
Location: Miami University
Job: psychology, criminology, and philosophy of law student
Could not live without: my sweet dog, Charlie!
Why I joined: I have gone through hardships in my life and receiving a package of letters like this would’ve meant the world to me. I have always maintained an attitude that everything happens for a reason, and I believe that God wants me to take my own experiences and what I have learned through adversity and spread my love and advice to others. This seemed like the perfect outlet to do just that.
Meghan Weir, City Courier
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Job: Self Love Catalyst and Empowerment Coach
Could not live without: LOVE, nature, yoga, soul-siblings and my golden retrievers!
Why she wanted to be a part of The Letter Project: My soul mission in life is to love and empower women to step into their greatness and own who they are. When I first learned about the letter project, I knew instantly that this is a cause that I had to be a part of. The Letter Project is in complete alignment with what my mission and vision is and is something that I am proud and honoured to be connected to. Changing the world one letter at a time excites me beyond belief.
Melissa Hancock, City Champion
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job: Sales Development Specialist, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Could not live without: My dog, a good book, and sunshine!
Why she wanted to be a part of The Letter Project: The Letter Project combines two of my passions, letter writing and positivity. I am constantly inspired by the amount of good that can come from something as simple as putting kind words to a piece of paper. Being a letter writer and a city ambassador for The Letter Project constantly allows me to empower women and remind them they are strong, beautiful, and exactly who they are meant to be.
Mikhaila Besida, Campus Courier
Location: Bowling Green State University
Job: Nanny/Full time student
Couldn’t Live Without: Writing, good music, Jesus, and hot tea
Why I wanted to be part of the Letter Project: I have loved writing letters my whole life, I feel like they hold so much positivity and love and power in something so simple as a piece of paper. When I heard about the Letter Project I knew I wanted to join and add to the positivity it brings to girls all over the country. I love that this project is faith based and it encourages women to support, encourage, and pray for each other. I cannot wait to see what all this project accomplishes and how far the love can spread.
Sarah Browning, City Courier
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job: Senior Recruiter, Direct Client Services
Could not live without: Caffeine, my dog, salt water, candles, to-do lists.
Why she wanted to be a part of The Letter Project: I instantly fell in love with The Letter Project and feel so proud to be a part of it! Given my writing background and passion for helping women, I felt a connection with this organization from the time my friend introduced me to it. The Letter Project gives us a platform to pour love, confidence and support into girls & women around the world. The impact this kind of initiative can have is profound. Simple acts of kindness can jumpstart healing, foster hope, and ignite great change in others. To challenge a girl's self-doubt, to assure her she is strong enough to win her battles, to inform her she Matters, and to remind her she is Not alone-- It's an opportunity I'm incredibly grateful for each week.