Topical and Relevant
I’m writing to thank and to congratulate you on the continually evolving format and content of the magazine. I love how the issues not only cover what’s happening on campus, but also address what’s topical and relevant to the broader Wellesley community and, by extension, the world as a whole.
I loved the “Dear Me, Letters to My Younger Self” compilation—a brilliant idea (summer ’15). It also made me feel so young, as I am still in the under-50 group, even if only for another 18 months! More importantly, the universality of their sentiments and experiences is inspiring, and makes me feel more confident as well as fortified to take the next steps in life.
Rachel Wang ’88, Lilyfield, Australia
“Letters to My Younger Self” is a beautiful collection you gathered together. It was conceived with such sensitivity and insight, honoring what makes Wellesley a cherished refuge of sanity in these present disturbing times—what Robert Bly addresses in The Sibling Society, where celebrity and being forever young are valued over the graceful process of growing older, wiser. Thank you for giving us the place to share our voices. Thank you for including me among so many wise women.
Cathy Song ’77, Honolulu
More Letters, Please
“Letters to My Younger Self” was absolutely fantastic. I enjoyed reading them immensely. Is it possible to include this in the magazine going forward? I would also love to hear from younger alumnae and more alumnae! I am sure the advice I would give myself today at age 30 versus age 60 would be a bit different. I would like to hear/see the advice at each stage.
Jena Roche ’07, New York
An Open Forum?
It would be very cool to ask other wise women (over 50) to weigh in with their “Dear Me” letters. An open forum for all of us who might want to letter write, as well! Great idea you have here.
Sandra Kulli ’68, Malibu, Calif.
A Historian’s Perspective
Congratulations on a superb issue of Wellesley magazine. Given my historian’s bent, I especially delighted in “Dear Me.”
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ’63, Cambridge, Mass.
The Wellesley Effect
I want to thank you for the article you wrote on the work of Sarva Ramakrishna Rajendra ’83 at the Sahasra Deepika school in Bangalore, India (“Education as Enlightenment,” spring ’14). As a direct result of the magazine, the school is receiving a grant to fund their books and study materials for the next year.
I work at Cultural Care Au Pair, which has a nonprofit division called Cultural Care Kids First Foundation. Kids First awards grants four times each year to help children in need. As a Cultural Care staff member, I was able to apply for a grant to benefit Sahasra Deepika, so Sarva and I worked together to write the application.
We just received the fantastic news today that the grant application was approved and Kids First selected Sahasra Deepika for a “Fund Their Future” grant to provide all the necessary school textbooks, notebooks, stationery, and workbooks to their students for the full 2015–16 curriculum so that the girls can complete their studies.
Thank you again for bringing Sarva and me together.
Rikki Tracy ’07, Cambridge, Mass.
The summer heat must have made us a little drowsy, as we had a few problems with names and class years in the summer ’15 issue. We misspelled the college name of midwife extraordinaire Ruth Wilf ’52, profiled in “The Call of Midwifery.” She was Ruth Tumen at Wellesley. New WCAA board member Charlayne Murrell-Smith is a member of the class of ’73, and author Cynthia Yenkin Levinson is class of ’67. We apologize for these errors.