‘The Letter Q’ Sends the Younger You a Message

The Letter Q is the most recent book addressing the issue of teen suicide and sheds the formalities of speaking to a broad audience you’ve never met. It is instead an anthology of letters from LGBT writers to their younger selves.

Thanks to successes like The Trevor Project and Dan Savage’s idea to make “It Gets Better” videos, more people now than maybe ever before are aware of teen suicide. The Letter Q is the most recent book addressing the issue and sheds the formalities of speaking to a broad audience you’ve never met. It is instead an anthology of letters from LGBT writers to their younger selves.

The result is an intimate experience where the authors address specifics and call themselves out on their own faults. The Advocate caught up with three of the book’s contributing writers. Sarah Moon is the high school Spanish teacher and writer who came up with the concept for The Letter Q. Jasika Nicole is known to most as Astrid on the Fox Television series Fringe. Nicole is also the illustrator and writer of the online web comic High Yella Magic. Christopher Rice is author of A Destiny of SoulsThe Moonlit Earth, and others. He is also the co-host of the The Dinner Party Showread the full interviews and coverage on Advocate.com.