Happy you chose us!

My name is Fatima Bocoum. I am the Founder at Openletr and, sadly, a sexual abuse survivor. In January 2018, I launched Openletr with the goal to break societal and cultural boundaries, and empower women to stand up, speak out, and make better daily choices.

Openletr is unabashedly feminist. We tell stories of women to change stigmas around notions that have impacted perceptions of the self and others. And everything we write on, from beauty, arts and culture to feminist news and violence against women, is meant to help you view the world differently. We believe in having a stance, and for us that is being an actor of change to amplify equal rights for women, diversity, and inclusion, to free women so they can pursue their deepest aspirations. Openletr is my commitment for a better world, where societal and cultural frontiers are erased to allow the wildest imaginations to imprint on the most genuine canvases. Every woman is entitled to be.

In community,



The Team

Samantha Ann, Writer

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Samantha is a beauty and fashion blogger and vlogger on YouTube, sharing her thoughts on everything from skincare to makeup and beyond. She tells it how it is, and isn’t afraid to tell the truth.


Ron Mwangaguhunga, Writer


Ron is a Ugandan-born cultural and political news writer, living in Brooklyn, NYC.


Fatima Bocoum, Founder


Fatima is a Chinese-born Malian citizen. She spent her upbringing traveling between Africa and the Middle-East, and now resides in New York City.