#DearErica

Mary Ann

Dear Erica,
I am overwhelmed to actually write this but I just want to say that, I thank you for the gift of you. Thank you for letting us experience you.
You are so much joy, so much vulnerability, beauty, and so much openness. You gave yourself to all of these and you were magnificent and human; raw, expressive, not ashamed to want.
Your will is powerful, your confidence is amazing.
I hope that as you continue to flourish, you smile even harder. That you remember every step of the way this fierce love we all have for you and soak it in.
I love you Erica Nlewedim.
P.S: Any day you get sad, and want to drink the tears of haters, read a letter and use money to dry your eyes.