"My whole career has been built upon being a contrarian. When other magazine editors ran treacly stories about readers reuniting with their birth mothers, I found a reader who did not want to meet hers--and had her tell her story...."So, that's what our stories are to Lesley Jane Seymour. Shall we all applaud her contrariness? Oh, her letter was headlined: GET OUT YOUR Handkerchiefs! It's hard not to be sensitive on this issue, but then I wondered: if she had been an editor during the first half of the 19th century, would she have run a story by a slave who was against being emancipated? No more free housing, food, et cetera.
Email Ms. Seymour--who has probably never knew anyone who claimed to be a birth/first mother--at email@example.com. The magazine did not have a Letters to the Editor page in the June issue, probably a victim of falling ad pages.
Have a good day, you treacly sisters. --lorraine
PS: Wanna bet she loved Juno?