Most people usually ignore writing scribbled on bathroom stalls, or at least forget all about it after they're done peeing; I know I've seen countless confessions of unrequited love and unspeakable pain over the years, all of which I've erased from memory as soon as I zip up my jeans.
But one woman took the time to write a thoughtful and inspiring response to the cries for help in her bathroom stall:
To the girl who was raped: You are so strong. I cannot fathom the pain you must have gone through. The fact that you have the bravery to write it (even on a bathroom wall) gives me hope.
To the girl with eating disorders: I promise you, although I don't know you, you are beautiful, you deserve your health. You deserve freedom from that hell.
To the girl with the alcoholic father: I am so sorry for the agony it must cause. Again, such courage is remarkable you must be such a strong person to see such pain.
To the girl whose father died: Missing them never goes away. The ache of their absence never goes away. But the love they had, the memories you share surely must last. I am sure, out of the bottom of my heart, the people who have left you in this world are exceptionally proud of the person you are.
Everytime [all sic] I see these walls, these confessions, I feel so blessed to know I have the priviledge of seeing them. Your moments, these secrets, are all precious even though they are sad. To all of you (including those I did not mention, and those who have not yet written)
-You are worthy.
-You are strong.
-You are brave.
-You are loved.
It's probably only a matter of time before someone writes "SLUT" on top of it. (With a Stussy S, no doubt.) But don't you feel just a little bit happier and more optimistic than you felt before you knew someone out there cared?