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Dear Damsels, 

After a year stuck on pause, our next theme is all about pressing PLAY

It’s what you do just for you, where you find your fun. It’s shaking off the day, moving your body, and doing what makes you smile. 

It’s a state of mind too – what would be different if you took life a little less seriously? If you followed your curiosity, experimented a little? Allowed things to get a bit messy?

Whether it’s theatrics, game tactics, or childhood fun – winning, losing, or choosing to sit this one out – tell us what playtime looks like to you.

Send your words and stories to by Sunday 24th January, but please read our writing guidelines first. We can’t wait to hear from you. 

DD x

We send out a new letter every two months, and respond to every piece of writing received. If you’d like to support Dear Damsels and are able, you can do so by becoming a member of our Patreon (and get extra writing perks, including full feedback on your submission, in return). 

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