Letters to Fictional TV Characters

Dear Jessie Spano from Saved By The Bell,

Remember when you got addicted to caffeine pills and you were “so excited”? I loved that for you. Oh, and remember when you dated A.C. Slater—the artist also known as Mario Lopez—the chauvinistic wrestler? I loved that for you too. Granted, it was super unrealistic. A high school wrestler would never date the token feminist, but boy did it make for some passionate arguments and comedic fodder! Your hair, your height, your convictions; everything about you terrified viewers! Maybe it’s because you bear a striking resemblance to the exotic dancer in Showgirls. Like Nomi, you also possess stiff posture and a need to attack people for no reason at all. Hmm.

Love,

Your Adderall Dealer


Ryan O'Connell

I'm a brat.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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