A letter to Leelah promising to tell other trans teens what she did not hear enough of: we need you. Some think we should hide Leelah’s words from our youth; we should shield them from the very concept of suicide and make it so taboo the thought never even arises. This hasn’t been effective for me or anyone I know who has considered or attempted suicide; it just adds to the shame. From that perspective, I’ve written a letter to Leelah telling her that I won’t let her voice be forgotten, because her voice is ALL of ours, her words are words we have ALL uttered. This is not the time to stay silent. This is the time to create change.